The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a Director of Finance and Accounts, Taiwo Oyekanmi, attached to the Governor’s Office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
According to the police, it has begun investigation into the robbery attack on a bullion van in the Kuto area of Abeokuta, the state capital, which led to the death of Oyekanni on Wednesday.
News About Nigeria reports that armed robbers shot dead Oyekanmi when he was coming from the bank where he went to make withdrawals.
Oyekanmi, who was gunned down on top of the NNPC Bridge, was rushed to the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, where he was pronounced dead.
Confirming the tragic incident, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, disclosed that the suspected robbers intercepted a bullion van which was carrying an unspecified amount of money and three passengers, among which was the late Oyekanmi.
She added that the suspects were armed with AK-47 rifles and were travelling in an unregistered silver Toyota Corolla during their operation.
“The armed men first interrogated the driver if they had 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,” she disclosed.
Odutola also revealed that the driver and other occupants of the robbery attack were not harmed by the robbers.
She said that though no arrests have been made, the police have swung into action to ensure that the perpetrators of the inhumane act and gruesome murder of Oyekanmi are brought to book.