OpenLife Nigeria reports that fresh facts have emerged about how Taiwo Oyenekan, who served as the Director of Finance in governor Dapo Abiodun’s office in Ogun State Government House was murdered on Wednesday, November 29.
On Wednesday, news filtered out that robbers have killed Taiwo Oyekanmi while he was on official duty.
The deceased was said to have left a commercial bank located along the Omida-Ibara axis of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, where he had gone to pick up some undisclosed cash on behalf of the state government.
The robbers were said to have blocked the homemade bullion van in which the deceased and the driver were riding into the office on the Kuto flyover, shot at Oyekanmi, broke the door of the van with a sledgehammer, and went away with the money.
The gunmen said to be in the hood successfully carted away the money without any form of resistance from any quarters.
Offering more details about how the accountant was murdered, Superintendent of Police, Omolola Odutola who serves as the Police Public Relations Officer,Ogun State Police Command said:
The bullion van, registered under the number X pilot 13, was transporting the Director of Finance, Taiwo Oyenekan, along with the driver, Olalekan Akintoye, and Peter Samson.
The van was carrying an unspecified amount of cash collected from Fidelity Bank and Sterling Bank in Abeokuta. It is worth noting that the bullion van was lacking security escort at the time of the incident.
During the attack, the bullion van was dangerously intercepted on the Kuto Overhead Bridge by yet to be identified five armed men.
These suspects were armed with AK-47 rifles and were traveling in an unregistered silver Toyota Corolla, and suddenly they trapped the Bullion van by double crossing it.
The armed men first interrogated the driver if they have 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.
The driver and other occupants of the robbery attack remain unharmed. At present, no arrests have been made; however, efforts are underway to apprehend the suspects who fled the scene.
The incident is currently under investigation by Ibara Police Station, and will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.