The Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole who was kidnapped by gunmen in Kogi State has been murdered by her abductors.
The Permanent Secretary was said to be travelling to Abuja from Osogbo on an official assignment when she was kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.
She 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 the hoodlums struck.
A statement from the Osun State Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Owoeye, confirmed the death of Kolawole.
He described her death as shocking and painful.
“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 Thursday, 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,” the statement obtained by PUNCH said.
Source: ( PM News )