The Deputy Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State Council, Alhaji Kamorudeen Beyioku, has died following gunshot wounds he sustained in the hands of unknown assailants earlier in the week.
Beyioku reportedly gave up the ghost at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan in the early hours of Saturday.
Sources said the medical team of the hospital at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) tried vainly to save the man.
Confirming the incident, the Police spokesperson in the state, Mr Ayodele Lanade, disclosed that armed policemen kept vigil at the ICU while the battle to save Beyioku’s life lasted.
He added that he has not been properly briefed over the circumstances leading to the death of the erstwhile Deputy Chairman of the Oyo NURTW.
Alhaji Beyioku was among the newly-inaugurated members of the State Executive of the Oyo NURTW, sworn in on the 21st of December, 2012 to steer the affairs of the union for the next four years.
The 14 executive members comprise Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, aka Fele (Chairman); Comrade Akin James (State Secretary); Elder Lekan Aleshinloye (Assistant Secretary); Alhaji Kamorudeen Beyioku (Deputy Chairman); Alhaji Abideen Olajide (Vice Chairman); Alhaji Ademola Adeoye (State Treasurer); Elder Joseph Odeyemi (Assistant Treasurer); Alhaji Musa Adeleke (Financial Secretary); Alhaji Abass Adigun (State Auditor) and Alhaji Kasali Lawal (Assistant Auditor).
However, the embattled former chairman of the Oyo NURTW, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola (aka Tokyo), whose executive was sacked by the administration of the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala in 2008, is presently in court challenging the legality of the current state executive led by Alhaji Oyerinde