Friday, July 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole has been killed.
Reports indicate that the deceased who was being driven in her official car while travelling from Oshogbo to Abuja was abducted and killed while travelling to Abuja from Osogbo on an official assignment along the Okene/Abuja Federal Highway.
She was reportedly on the way to attend the inauguration of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Abiola Adewemimo as one of the judges of Industrial Court when the hoodlums struck.
“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,” Daily Post quoted one Mr Femi Ajibade described as younger brother to the deceased as saying on the circumstances of the death of the top civil servant.
“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.
Osun State Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Owoeye, confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Osogbo on Friday, “On behalf of the Forum of Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries, Tutors-General, Accountant-General, Auditors-General and Surveyor-General, and with rude shock and a deep sense of loss, I hereby painfully announce the untimely death of Mrs. OLUFUNKE OLUWAKEMI KOLAWOLE who was brutally attacked by kidnappers while travelling along Okene – Abuja highway on her way to Abuja on 12th July, 2017 for an official assignment.
“Until her death, Mrs. Kolawole was the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, State of Osun.
“The Forum commiserates with the families of the deceased, the entire public service and the State Government of Osun on this irreparable loss.”