Ex-Oyo perm sec Olaitan Gbenle ‘murdered’ in Ibadan home

Ex-Oyo perm sec Olaitan Gbenle

A retired Oyo State Government permanent secretary Olaitan Gbenle has been found dead at her residence along All Saints College Road, Idi Ishin, near NIHORT, Ibadan.

The 69-year-old was allegedly strangulated by her assailants who carried out the attack.

Ms Gbenle was found with her hands and legs tied on November 10 while still wearing a dress from the previous day.

The assailants were said to have taken her two vehicles, phones and automated teller machine (ATM) cards.

It was learnt that the killers came to the deceased’s residence a day after she reported to the police that her life was being threatened by some hoodlums close to her house.

The deceased’s only child, a female, is said to be a medical doctor.

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Gbenle, it was gathered, was supposed to host a meeting of retired permanent secretaries and heads of service on Thursday, November 16.

According to The Nation, a condolence message on the WhatsApp platform of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Oyo and Osun States (AREHSPSOOS), signed by its chairman, Bisi Adesola, who is also a retired HOS, read: “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!”

The police have begun investigation into the incident.