The Osun State Civil Service has been thrown into mourning following the abduction and killing of the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole on Thursday.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased was travelling to Abuja from Osogbo on an official assignment on Thursday when hoodlums kidnapped her and took her to an unknown destination.
The deceased was said to be 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 the Industrial Court when she was attacked along the Okene-Abuja highway.
The deceased’s driver was said to have been beaten to a coma while the hoodlums reportedly took the permanent secretary away.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police and a search party was immediately launched to look for her.
But some hours after she was taken away, Kolawole’s body was found by the roadside. It was gathered that her assailants had hacked her 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.”
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