A 69-year-old retired permanent secretary with the Oyo State Government, identified as Ms Olaitan Gbenle, has been killed by suspected armed robbers in Ibadan, the state capital.
MEZIESBLOG learnt on Thursday that the former PS was murdered by assailants in her residence located along All Saints College Road, Idi Ishin, near NIHORT in Ibadan.
Our correspondent learned that the deceased was strangled after her assailants tied her hands and legs.
The assailants made off with her personal belongings, such as two vehicles, mobile phones, and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.
Media reports confirm the killers came to the deceased’s residence a day after she reported to the police that her life was being threatened by some hoodlums who used to smoke marijuana close to her house.
Chairman of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Oyo and Osun States (AREHSPSOOS), Chief Bisi Adesola, confirmed the killing of the deceased in a statement.
He described the deceased as a loyal member of the association.
He added that the quarterly meeting of the association has been canceled as a result of the incident.
Adesola said, “With the greatest sore regrets, I, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Oyo and Osun States (AREHSPSOOS), announce the untimely death of Ms. Elizabeth Olaniyan Gbenle.
“She was not only a loyally committed member of the association; she served on the last Executive Committee demonstrably ably.
“Due to this sad event, our November 16, 2023, quarterly meeting is hereby canceled. Further details on her funeral services shall be communicated as soon as they are made available to us by the family.”