Today: June 15, 2024
November 30, 2023
1 min read

Abiodun declares one-week mourning for slain Accountant

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared one week of mourning in memory of the late Director of Finance and Accounts, Mr Taiwo Oyekanmi, who was murdered in cold blood by suspected armed robbers in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Wednesday. 

Oyekanmi, an accountant in the governor’s office, was shot dead by gunmen who hijacked the bullion truck he was accompanying and carted away an undisclosed sum of money belonging to the state government.

Abiodun also ordered the national flag to be flown at half mast in honour of the late accountant.




In commemoration of the late accountant, Abiodun also directed that the national flag be flown at half mast.

See also  Court rejects no-case submission of Osinachi’s husband in alleged homicide case

The governor made the declaration shortly after presenting the 2024 budget before the State House of Assembly, on Thursday.

Abiodun called the event that resulted in Oyekanmi’s death “devastating” and “sad” in his remarks prior to reading the budget.

He promised that justice will be served to those responsible for the horrible deeds.

The governor had earlier visited Oyekanmi’s family to offer condolences and had promised that his administration would assume full responsibility for the family’s welfare.

He promised that every effort will be made to bring the murderers to justice, stating that the killing has devastated the Governor’s Office and the whole state workforce.

See also  100 women benefit from free medical tests on cancer, others in Ogun

“How could we imagine yesterday morning that we will be here this morning condoling with this family.

“We are all heavily burdened, the pain not describable. He left us asking questions since yesterday afternoon.

“Taiwo was very hardworking, very dedicated, diligent, honest, unassuming, a man who loved God, who served God, very humble. He was very concencious.

“Let me assure you that we will do everything within my power to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book.

“I will not leave any stone unturned until these criminals are arrested and dealt with; that much I also promise.

“I want to assure the members of his family, particularly his wife and children, that we will not leave you.

See also  Sagamu Day: youth leaders ask young people to shun cultism, Yahoo-Yahoo

“We will take full responsibility for your welfare and for your wellbeing,” Prince Abiodun said.

He said that Oyekanmi’s passing was a tragic reminder that life is a journey and that everyone recognised and valued the life that the deceased had lived.

Tayo Oyekanmi, speaking on behalf of his brother’s family, stated that not only had the family’s ambitions come to an end but also that of the entire Ifonyintedo community in the state’s Ipokia Local Government Area.

In order to ease the family’s suffering, he implored the governor to find the individuals responsible for the murder as soon as possible.

Previous Story

Farmers need technology training to increase productivity – Former Ogun commissioner 

Next Story

Infrastructure takes lion share as Abiodun presents N703bn 2024 budget

Latest from Blog

NLC, TUC picket IBEDC in Ogun

Members of the organized labour in Ogun State on Monday protested against the federal government’s elimination of power industry subsidies and hike in electricity

Ogun CJ frees 3 inmates

As part of its efforts to decongest correctional facilities across the Ogun state, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to

Two killed in Ogun cult clash

Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday in a cult clash in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The victims, allegedly members of the Eiye

Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

The Ogun State government has begun evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute with mental disorders who constitute environmental nuisance to communities across the state. Hon.

Pelican valley lights up Ogun communities

Pelican Valley estate has installed industrial solar lights in over ten neighboring communities in Ogun state. The community includes Kobape, Egbeda, Galatia, Masha, Mosunmore,

Ogun  IPAC gets new chairman

Comrade Sanyaolu Abayomi of Action Alliance ( AA) has emerged as the newly elected Chairman of  Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC) in Ogun State.  The

OGHA passes N703.02Bn 2024 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed N703,028,013,431.64 as the Year 2024 Appropriation bill. The bills which was earlier presented to

Ogun set to distribute 5000 CofO

The Ogun state government will distribute 5000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to beneficiaries on Friday, December 1 2023. According to a statement
Go toTop

Don't Miss

Democracy Day: Fufil electoral promises, ensure good governance – Phillips charges leaders

The Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for the Abeokuta South Federal

June 12 : Gov Abiodun reverses death sentence on 45 convicts, frees 41 inmates 

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has reversed the death