Gunmen kill retired Prisons chief, aide in Kogi

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By Brendan Umoren

Unidentified assailants have murdered a retired Deputy Controller-General of Prisons, Dr. Adewale Oloyede, and his orderly, SIP Dauda Michael, near Osara town in Kogi State.

The retired officer was traveling to Lagos in his private car when they were attacked around 3pm last Friday by gunmen.

A medical doctor by profession, the late officer headed the Directorate of Health and Social Welfare for several years before retiring in 2007.

The Prisons Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Monday that Oloyede until his demise, was a member of the National Stakeholders Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion under the chairmanship of the Federal Capital Territory Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello.

“As relevant authorities progress in their investigation, it is our collective prayers that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be arrested soonest and brought to book,” it added.

The statement said the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, and the entire Prisons community mourned with the family members and “prayed the Almighty God to grant everyone the fortitude to bear this great loss.”