Osun State has been thrown into mourning after the abduction and killing of Their Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole on Thursday while heading to Abuja.
It was gathered that the deceased was travelling to Abuja from Osogbo for an official assignment on Thursday when hoodlums abducted her to an unknown destination.
Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole was said to be in her official car and was on her way to attend the inauguration of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs.Abiola Adewemimo, as she is among the judges of the Industrial Court when Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole was assaulted along the Okene-Abuja highway.
Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole
The deceased’s driver was beaten into a coma while the hoodlums allegedly took the permanent secretary.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police command and a search party was instantly launched to search for her.
However, some hours later, Kolawole’s body was discovered by the roadside. It was assembled that her assailants had hacked her to death.
A source said that there were machete cuts on Kolawole’s body has at the time she was discovered.
The Osun State Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Owoeye, confirmed the incident in an announcement that he issued to commiserate with all the family and colleagues of the deceased.
The announcement read, “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 announce the untimely death of Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole,who was brutally attacked by kidnappers while travelling along the Okene – Abuja highway on her way to Abuja on Thursday, July 12, 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.”