An accountant with the Ogun State Government, Taiwo Oyekanmi, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
The gunmen also carted away millions of naira belonging to the Ogun State Government during attack.
Politics Nigeria understands that Oyekanmi, the Director of Finance at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, had picked up an undisclosed amount of money from a branch of Fidelity bank in Abeokuta, and was heading back to the office when he was waylaid by the gunmen.
Sources said the hooded gunmen, about five of them, intercepted the home-made bullion van while ascending the overhead bridge at Kuto and opened fire on the accountant.
It was further gathered that the hoodlums wielding sledge hammer broke the bullion van door went away with the government’s money.
Insiders said Oyekanmi and other aides who sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks were rushed to the State General Hospital, Ijaye, where the accountant died later on.
A source said that the police escort attached to the accountant was not part of the team as he had taken a permission to attend to family matters.