Osun permanent Secretary attacked by kidnappers dies
The Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor of Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole, is dead.A statement signed by Mr. Sunday Olayinka Owoeye, the state Head of Service, said Mrs. Kolawole was brutally attacked by kidnappers while travelling along Okene-Abuja highway on her way to Abuja on Thursday, July 12, for an official assignment.
Mrs. Kolawole was said to be driven in her official car and was going to attend the inauguration of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Abiola Adewemimo, as one of the Judges of Industrial Court when she was attacked.
Owoeye, on behalf of the Forum of Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries, Tutors General, Accountant General, Auditors General and Surveyor General, commiserated with the families of the deceased, the state public service and the state government on this irreparable loss.
He said details of the burial programme would be released as soon as announced by her family.Her younger brother, Mr. Femi Ajibade, described her death as devastating and sadden.
“I spoke with her last on Wednesday and one of my sisters called me on Thursday evening that her number could not be reached.“I rushed down to her house at Ofatedo, where I gathered that she was in a critical condition after being attacked and shot by ‘armed robbers’ in Kogi State on her way to Abuja for an event.
“We later arranged among the family members to travel to Kogi and ascertain her condition, but we were prevailed upon not to go again, as some of her associates confirmed to us that she was dead,” he said.