*Steal her two vehicles, phones ATM cards
* Investigations ongoing – Police
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Detectives from the Oyo State Police Command are investigating the gruesome murder of a 69-year old retired Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Government, Ms Olaitan Gbenle in Ibadan by unknown assailants.
The retired Permanent Secretary was strangulated to death at her residence, along All Saints College Road, Idi Ishin, near NIHORT, last week Friday.
It was learnt that the dead body of Ms Gbenle was found with her hands and legs tied on Friday morning with the dress she wore on Thursday on her, while the assailants escaped with her two vehicles, phones and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.
The assailants were said to have stormed late Gbenle’s residence few hours after she reported an alleged threat to her life to the police that her life was being threatened by some hoodlums who used to smoke marijuana close to her house.
According to sources, the late Permanent Secretary was billed to host a meeting of retired permanent secretaries and heads of service in Oyo State on Thursday, November 16.
Already, the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Oyo and Osun States (AREHSPSOOS) in a condolence message, described the late retired Permanent Secretary as, ” not only a loyally committed member of the association; she served on the last Executive Committee demonstrably!”
The condolence message, signed by the association’s chairman, Chief Bisi Adesola, reads, “With the greatest sore regrets, I, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Oyo and Osun States, (AREHSPSOOS), announce the untimely death of Ms Elizabeth Olaniyan Gbenle”.
“She was not only a loyally committed member of the Association; she served on the last Executive Committee demonstrably ably! Due to this sad event, our 16th November 2023 Quarterly meeting is hereby cancelled!. Further details on her funeral services shall be communicated as soon as they are made available to us by the family!”
As at the time of sending this report, reliable police sources hinted that investigations is on going on the incident by detectives from Oyo State Police Command.