Search Site: OnlineNigeria

Close






Killed By Stray Bullet

Posted by By Paul Sanusi on 2008/11/27 | Views: 4756 |

Killed By Stray Bullet


Tears flowed freely yesterday, at the Church of Resurrection (Anglican Communion), Victoria Island, Lagos, venue of the service of songs held for the slain Chief Operating Officer of Glo Broad Access, Mr. Martins Olusola Olowonihi.

Tears flowed freely yesterday, at the Church of Resurrection (Anglican Communion), Victoria Island, Lagos, venue of the service of songs held for the slain Chief Operating Officer of Glo Broad Access, Mr. Martins Olusola Olowonihi.

Olowonihi was killed last Friday, when a stray bullet from an encounter between the police and armed robbers, on Victoria Island, hit him on the head. Sympathisers, friends, relatives and staff of Globacom also sang with tearful eyes, at the event.

Wife of the deceased, Modupe, and his two children, Damilola (daughter) and Tamilore (son), were absent at the ceremony. They were said to be living in Jos, Plateau state.

P.M.News gathered that Olowonihi came out from his office on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, on the fateful day to see if he could render help when armed robbers attacked a new generation bank in the area. He was reportedly hit by a stray bullet on the head between the bank and another bank, a few metres away.

He was immediately rushed to a private hospital in the area. P.M.News gathered that Olowonihi gave up the ghost minutes after he was transferred to the Ikeja General Hospital. He was said to have suffered a serious brain haemorrhage resulting from the wound to his head. His colleagues described him as humble, humane, kind and soft spoken.

Before his death, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Glo Broad Access, the fixed line arm of Globacom. A brief service of songs was also held for him this morning, at the Ikeja General Hospital mortuary, where his corpse is expected to be collected for the last journey to Odolu, Kabba, Kogi state, where he would be buried.

He is survived by a wife, Modupe, and two children. The late Olowonihi, P.M.News gathered, a week ago, hosted friends and colleagues at his hometown in Odolu, Kabba, Kogi state, when he opened his new country home.

Read Full Story Here.... :
Leave Comment Here :



Add Comment

* Required information
1000
Captcha Image

Comments (7)

Gravatar
New
Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

Gravatar
New
Joel Efiong(Calabar, Nigeria)says...

This is a great piece. The examination bodies should hire you as ICT consultant.

Gravatar
New
Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

ULIMASI means' GOD,THANK YOU' not THANK GOD.

Gravatar
New
Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

The name ULIMASI is from the UTUGWANG tribe in OBUDU local government area of CROSS RIVER STATE in Nigeria.

Gravatar
New
Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)