Just In! Ogun announces ₦50m reward for information on late state's Director of Finance, Oyekanmi killers

Dec 8, 2023 - 09:18
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Just In! Ogun announces ₦50m reward for information on late state's Director of Finance, Oyekanmi killers
Late Taiwo Oyekanmi

By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 

Nigeria - The Ogun State Government has announced a reward of fifty (50) million naira for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the killers of the state's Director of Finance and Administration (DFA), Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, on 29th November, 2023 in Abeokuta. 


According to government in a statement, information provided would be treated with utmost confidentiality. 

"Such information can be sent to the underlisted telephone numbers:
08037441955; 08033074371; 08081775020; 08034062773; 08032136765", the statement said.

Mr Taiwo Oyekanmi, Director of Finance and Administration, Governor's office, was killed by suspected armed robbers, who attacked him in a mini bullion van belonging to the office of the Director of Finance and Administration, Governor's Office in Oke-Mosan on the overhead bridge in Kuto, on Wednesday, November 29 November, 2023. 

At the time of the incident, the van was carrying an unspecified amount of cash collected from Fidelity Bank and Sterling Bank in Abeokuta without security escort.

Ogun Police in a statement by its spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola said, "the suspects were armed with AK-47 rifles and were traveling in an unregistered silver Toyota Corolla, when they trapped the bullion van by double crossing it. 

 

"The armed men first interrogated the driver if they have rifles in the vehicle and specifically inquired about the identity of the Director of Finance. In a display of anger, the armed men fired shots at the front door of the vehicle, where the director was seated.

 

"As a result of the attack, the Director of Finance sustained bullet wounds on his thigh and private part, he was rushed to State Hospital, where he later gave up the ghost. 

 

"The driver and other occupants of the robbery attack remain unharmed. At present, no arrests have been made; however, efforts are underway to apprehend the suspects who fled the scene".

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