Former Daily Times MD Dies While Returning From OBJ’s Library Inauguration
A former Managing Director of the Daily Times Nigeria Plc, Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo has died on his way back to Abuja from Abeokuta , Ogun State, where he had joined other dignitaries to attend the inauguration of Obasanjo Presidential Library.
The 57 year old veteran journalist died at about 6pm on Sunday at a village near Akure , Ondo State capital . The spot is said to be about ten minutes to Akure.
One of his relations, Yusuf Itopa confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Monday.
He said that late veteran journalist turned politician was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle while running into a nearby bush to escape an armed robbery attack.
Itopa who is devastated by the death of Onukaba said that three of them, including his driver were traveling when they ran into a blockade mounted by armed robbers.
He said Onukaba’s ‘s corpse was later deposited at a mortuary in Akure from where it will be brought for burial today in his hometown, Ihima , Okehi Local Government area of Kogi State.
Onukaba’s death comes as a huge surprise to Nigerian dignitaries including Obasanjo and Atiku. He is known to have written the biographies of both men.
He is survived by three children, two girls and a boy.