Mrs Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole, Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, has been reportedly killed in cold blood around Okene, in Kogi State.
She was said to be on her way to Abuja on Thursday before assassination.
According to Daily Post, Mrs. Kolawole left Osogbo on Thursday to celebrate with her friend in Abuja, the Solicitor General in the state on her new confirmation as a judge before she shot by unknown gun men in the mid-day.
The younger brother to the deceased, Mr Femi Ajibade, who broke the news to the journalists today, expressed sadness over the death of his sister as it was really a big shock for the entire family.
The family of the deceased just got to know about the death after failed trials to reach her via phone calls.
According to the brother:
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.
“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.
Mrs. Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole was from Modakeke, in Ife East Local Government of Osun.