Destiny shattered, dreams cut short – Family of slain Ogun director

Ogun State Governor, Prince Abiodun, with Kehinde, wife of the late DFA in the Governor’s Office, Mr Oyekanmi, during a condolence visit … on Thursday

* As Abiodun promises full responsibility for slain director’s wife, children

By Nudoiba Ojen

The family of the slain Director of Finance and Administration in the Governor’s Office, Ogun State, Mr Taiwo Oyekanmi, have said that destiny had been shatters and dreams cut short with his killing by robbers.

A younger brother to the deceased, Tayo Oyekanmi, said, “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”.

The younger brother spoke on Thursday when Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, paid a condolence visit to the home of the deceased former director.

Oyekanmi was attacked and murdered by armed robbers on Wednesday within the Abeokuta metropolis while on an official assignment.

The younger brother, who thanked the governor for the visit, however, urged him to unravel the people behind the killing in no distant time to assuage the pains of the family.

Governor Abiodun, who said that his administration would take full responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of the family that the slain director left behind, described the deceased as diligent, hardworking, honest, and God fearing.

He assured Oyekanmi’s family and people of the state that those behind the killing would be caught and brought to justice.

Abiodun said, “Let me assure you that we will do everything within our power to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book. I will not leave any stone unturned until these criminals are arrested and dealt with; that much I also promise.

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

He said that the Governor’s Office and the entire state workforce had been devasted by the killing, saying, “How could we imagine yesterday morning that we will be here this morning condoling with this family.

“We are all heavily burdened, the pain not describable. He left us asking questions since yesterday afternoon.

“Taiwo was very hardworking, very dedicated, diligent, honest, unassuming, a man who loved God, who served God, very humble.

The governor said that the death of Oyekanmi was a painful reminder that life is a journey, adding that the deceased lived a life of impact, touched everybody, and is well respected by everyone.

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