Govt Accountant Shot Dead In Ogun, Millions Carted Away

,,,Gov Dapo Abiodun Vows To Find Late Staff’s Killers

Tragedy struck in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital when armed robbers on Wednesday shot an accountant of the Ogun State Government, Taiwo Oyekanmi, making off with the government’s funds running into millions of Naira.

Frontline News Online learnt that Oyekanmi, the Director of Finance at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, was going to deliver a huge sum of money from a bank in Abeokuta, and was heading back to the office when he was attacked by the gunmen.

Sources said the hooded gunmen, about five of them, intercepted the bullion van while ascending the overhead bridge at Kuto and opened fire on the accountant.

Sources further said the hoodlums used a sledge hammer to break the bullion van door, carting away government money.

Insiders said Oyekanmi and other aides who sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks were rushed to the State General Hospital, Ijaye, where the accountant later died.

Meanwhile, Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has reacted to Oyekanmi’s killing describing it as devastating. Abiodun in a Facebook post said his administration would ensure that such a brazen attack isn’t carried out again.

He said: “The cold-blooded murder of Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, our late Director of Finance and Accounts, has left me devastated and deeply saddened.

“The loss of Mr. Oyekanmi is undoubtedly a tremendous blow to our administration. He was a dedicated, honest, and diligent official, and his untimely demise has caused great sorrow amongst his colleagues and the government as a whole. We are determined to bring his murderers to justice swiftly and ensure that they face the full consequences of their actions”.

“In light of this horrific incident, I want to assure our entire workforce and the residents of our state that we are fully committed to preventing any such calamity from befalling our beloved state again. I have been in contact with all security agencies, directing them to immediately locate and apprehend the criminals responsible.

“As we mourn the loss of Mr. Oyekanmi, I offer my prayers for the repose of his soul and extend my support to his grieving family. May God grant them strength during this difficult time. Mr. Oyekanmi’s absence will undoubtedly be deeply felt, both in the government and amongst his colleagues”.

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