Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Army school commandant found dead InIbadan just 3 weeks after he was promoted to a higher rank

The Commandant of Command Secondary
School, Ibadan, Col. Anthony Okeyim, was
on Monday found dead in his apartment
which was located within the school
premises. His death is suspected to be a
homicide. There are 2 different reports
about how he was killed. One report says
he was strangled to death by some
assassins in front of his official quarter in
the school premises, while another version
says his throat was slit.

The school which is located in Bode Igbo
area of Ibadan is a large, fenced property
that fenced but is largely surrounded by
thick forests.
There have been several complaints in the
past of encroachment on the land by some
trespassers.
Confirming the murder, the Oyo State
Police Command Public Relations Officer,
Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that the Police
was treating the case as a Homicide. He
said:
“I can confirm to you that the deceased
was found dead in front of his apartment
around 6.30am on Monday. We are
treating it as a case of suspected murder.
“The State Commissioner of Police, Samuel
Adegbuyi, visited the school immediately
the case was reported.
“Police investigation had begun and the
investigating team is working with Military
Police investigating team. We have also
beefed up security around the area,”
Ajisebutu said.A friend of the late army
officer said Col. Okeyim was promoted just
three weeks ago and was looking forward
to be fully decorated with his new rank.
He said:
“It is a pity that such a gentleman who was
committed to his duty as a military officer
and school commandant could be killed in
gruesome manner inside a military
formation.
“There are posts mounted by infantry
soldiers from the gate of the school and
visitors are not allowed inside except if
they have a genuine mission.
“If the school commandant could be killed
in such manner, how safe are the civilian
staff and pupils who live in the school?
“Tony was only recently promoted to the
rank of brigadier in the Army and he was
waiting to be decorated before he was
killed.
“I pray that investigation into the murder
will not be an incomplete one.”

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