Slain Oyo hotelier flown to US for burial — Family


Slain Oyo hotelier flown to US for burial — Family

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

It was 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.

Olugbenga, a US citizen, was said to be living in Maryland, US, and decided to invest in hospitality business in his hometown, Ogbomoso.

It was learnt that the hotel was opened in December 2021 and he was abducted and killed a few months after.

His funeral held on October 1 at the Trinity Life Church, Maryland, US.

A brother of the deceased, Ayorinde Owolabi, who spoke 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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