The murder of Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole, has thrown the Civil Service in Osun State into mourning. Kolawole, according to reports was murdered on Thursday on her way to Abuja from Osogbo on an official assignment.
The hoodlums said to have kidnapped her and taken her to an unknown destination, where they hacked her to death.
Kolawole, was said to be travelling to attend the inauguration of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs.Abiola Adewemimo, as one of the judges of the Industrial Court.
Her driver was beaten to a coma while the hoodlums reportedly took the permanent secretary away.
After police report was made, Kolawole’s body was found by the roadside, few hours later, hacked to death.
A source told our correspondent that there were machete cuts all over Kolawole’s body when it was found.
The Osun State Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Owoeye, confirmed the incident in a statement which he issued to commiserate with the family and colleagues of the deceased.
The statement 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.”