A tragic incident occurred on Wednesday, when the Director of Finance to the Ogun State governor’s office, Taiwo Oyekanmi, was killed by hooded gunmen on Kuto Bridge in Abeokuta.
According to Newsflash Nigeria, Oyekanmi had just withdrawn a large sum of money for government use from a bank, which was also taken away by the assailants.
Oyekanmi, who celebrated his birthday a few days ago, was a senior accountant in the state government.
He was rushed to the state hospital in Ijaye, where he was pronounced dead. His family and the Secretary to the State government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, were informed of his demise and the SSG visited the bereaved family to offer his condolences.
The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident and said that they are investigating the case.
The spokesperson of the police, Omolola Odutola, said that no one died at the scene, but the commissioner of police, Abiodun Alamutu, admitted that Oyekanmi was killed by the gunmen.
Alamutu said that Oyekanmi was accompanied by his driver and another person when they went to the bank to make the withdrawal.
The police boss assured that the police will do everything possible to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. He also appealed to the public to provide any useful information that could help the police in their investigation.