In a somber announcement today, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State expressed deep condolences to the grieving family of Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, the Director of Finance at the Governor’s office. Mr. Oyekanmi met an untimely demise at the hands of a daring robbery gang in Abeokuta, the state capital, this Wednesday.
The shocking incident occurred as the deceased accountant was transporting a substantial sum of money in a bullion van from two commercial banks to the governor’s office.
In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Lekan Adeniran, Governor Abiodun conveyed his profound sorrow over the tragic loss. He described Mr. Oyekanmi as a dedicated, truthful, and diligent official whose untimely death has deeply impacted the administration.
Governor Abiodun, visibly shaken by the event, called for prayers and solidarity with the immediate family of the deceased during this difficult time. He remarked, “It is indeed a colossal loss for our administration to have lost such a dedicated, truthful, and diligent official. His assailants have murdered sleep and will be flushed out immediately from wherever they might be hiding.”
Taking a firm stance against the perpetrators, the governor vowed to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident. “I have directed all security agencies in the State to smoke the criminals out instantly and make them face the full wrath of the law,” he declared.
As investigations unfold, the governor assured the public that every effort would be made to bring justice to the grieving family and to restore a sense of security within the state.
The tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the challenges posed by criminal elements, and Governor Abiodun reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the citizens of Ogun State.