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Slain Ogun Director of Finance buried, Governor declares 1-week mourning

The remains of the late Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, the Director of Finance and Administration in the Ogun Governor’s Office who was shot dead at Abeokuta, the State capita was on Thursday have been laid to rest.

The late Oyekanmi was buried at his hometown in Ifonyintedo in the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun on Thursday.

He was shot dead on official duty by armed robbers who attacked him on the Kuto flyover in Abeokuta on his way to the Governor’s Office conveying some amount of money.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, had earlier in the day paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at his Abeokuta home.

Abiodun during the visit promised that the state government would take full responsibility of the family left behind by the deceased.

“I assure the family and the people of the state that those behind the killing will be caught and brought to justice,” an emotional Abiodun said, describing the deceased as diligent, hard-working, honest and God-fearing.

He said the Governor’s Office and the entire state workforce had been devastated by the killing, assuring that everything possible would be done to bring the killers to justice.

“How could we have imagined by yesterday morning that we would be here today condoling with this family.

“Taiwo was very hardworking, very dedicated, diligent, honest, unassuming, a man who loved God, who served God and was very humble,” the governor said.

He noted that the death of Oyekanmi was a painful reminder that life is a journey.