Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the family of the slain Director of Finance and Accounts in the Governor's Office, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi of adequate care for the wife and children left behind, saying perpetrators behind the killing will be fished out and brought to justice.

Governor Abiodun stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the home of the deceased today in Abeokuta.

Mr. Oyekanmi, a native of Ifonyintedo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the State was attacked and murdered yesterday, Wednesday within the Abeokuta metropolis while on an official assignment.

The Governor, who was highly emotional described the deceased as diligent, hardworking, honest, and God-fearing, said the Governor's Office staffers and the entire state workforce have been devastated by the killing, assuring that,’’ everything possible would be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"We are all heavily burdened, the pain not describable. He left us asking questions since yesterday afternoon. Taiwo was very hardworking, dedicated, diligent, honest, unassuming, a man who loved and served God, humble, and very conscientious.

"I want to assure the members of his family, particularly his wife and children, that we will not leave you. Government will take full responsibility for your welfare and wellbeing," Prince Abiodun said.        

Responding on behalf of the family of the deceased, Mr. Oyekanmi’s younger brother, Tayo Oyekanmi thanked the Governor for the visit, saying, ‘’ his brother’s destiny has been shattered, dreams cut short, not only in the family, but the entire Ifonyintedo community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.

He urged the Governor to unravel the people behind the killing in no distant time to assuage the pains of the family.


Obasan Oluwafunso,

Press Officer, Office of the Government.

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