Today 3 December, 2022

Nigerian businessman killed by gunmen flown to US, by American Govt for burial

Nigerian businessman killed by gunmen flown to US, by American Govt for burial

The late United States of America-based hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi, who was abducted and killed by gunmen in his hometown, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, have been flown back to the US for burial.

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Recall that Punch had reported that Olugbenga and a worker at his hotel, Rachael Opadele, were abducted by gunmen at Ogbomoso, Oyo State. They were killed by their abductors on August 3.

It was learnt that the hotel was opened in December 2021 after the deceased decided to invest in hospitality business in his hometown, Ogbomoso, few months after and he was abducted and killed.

A brother of the deceased, Ayorinde Owolabi, who spoke to Punch on Monday, claimed the US government asked the relevant security agencies in Nigeria to bring his brother’s killers to justice.

He said, “The American government wanted evidence (about his death) and they came down here to do a post-mortem. Another post-mortem was done in the US before the burial.

“His remains were taken from LAUTECH back to the US for burial. A death certificate was obtained at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and also at the Delaware State Military Hospital, USA.”

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