Gunmen Kill Govt Accountant in Ogun, Cart Away Millions, Details Emerge

Gunmen Kill Govt Accountant in Ogun, Cart Away Millions, Details Emerge

  • In Abeokuta, Ogun state, armed robbers shot and killed Taiwo Oyekanmi, an accountant working with the Ogun state government
  • The assailants also stole money running to millions of naira believed to be government's fund
  • Legit.ng learnt that Oyekanmi was ambushed by five robbers after he had collected an undisclosed quantity of cash from a popular commercial bank in Abeokuta and was returning to the office

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Abeokuta, Ogun state - Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot dead Taiwo Oyekanmi, a director of finance and accounts attached to Governor Dapo Abiodun’s office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oyekanmi was gunned down on top of NNPC bridge while coming from a commercial bank where he had gone to make withdrawals in preparation for the budget presentation by the Ogun governor on Thursday, November 30.

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Top government official, Taiwo Oyekanmi, was killed by armed robbers. Photo credits: Taiwo Oyekanmi, Nigeria Police Force
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Ogun robbers kill govt’s finance director

According to The Nigerian Tribune, the robbers blocked the bullion van in which the deceased and the driver were conveyed on Kuto flyover, shot at Oyekanmi, broke the door of the van with a sledgehammer, and went away with the money. The sad incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, November 29.

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Per Daily Trust, Oyekanmi and other aides who sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks were rushed to the state general hospital, Ijaye, where the accountant later died.

Legit.ng learnt that the slain director of finance only celebrated his birthday four days ago, on Saturday, November 25.

Police block Ogun exits

Meanwhile, Abiodun Alamatu, the state police commissioner of police, confirmed the incident.

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The police boss stated that his men were doing everything possible to apprehend the robbers.

"I have directed the area commander to get to the bank and request the CCTV footage, which will give us insight into the vehicle in question and the possibility of identifying the culprits.
“I have reached out to Lagos and everywhere in the command to block all the exits out of the state."

Police arrest suspects of Ogun hotel robbery

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ogun state police command confirmed the arrest of two fleeing suspects of an infamous hotel robbery in Sagamu.

The suspects, Akande Sulaiman and Adekanbi Matthew, allegedly participated in the robbery that led to a fatal shootout with the police.

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Also, Legit.ng reported that police in Ogun arrested a notorious armed robber, Akeem Owonikoko.

Owonikoko's arrest was effected during an operation led by the area commander, Ijebu Ode, ACP Omosanyi Adeniyi.

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The robbery suspect claimed that he was being aided by an Inspector of Police, whom he identified as Ola.

Source: Legit.ng

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