Ayorinde Owolabi, brother of the late hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi, who was killed in August after coming to Nigeria to invest in hospitality business, has said the United States is involved in the case.
Olugbenga was a US citizen, living in Maryland, US. He came to Nigeria and built a hotel in his hometown, Ogbomoso. The hotel was opened in December 2021 but few months later (in July 2022) Olugbenga and a worker at his hotel, Rachael Opadele, were abducted and killed.
His funeral held on October 1 at the Trinity Life Church, Maryland, US.
“The American government wanted evidence and they came down here to do a post-mortem. Another post-mortem was done in the US before the burial. The case was presented at the United Nations meeting which was just concluded,” Ayorinde told PUNCH.
“They have given the Nigerian government a time frame to get the perpetrators.”
According to him, the instruction was given to the Department of State Services. He noted that the US already know that herders were behind the killing.
Ayorinde added that the US Government took his brother’s body out of Nigeria and back to the US after obtaining a death certificate from LAUTECH.
No arrest has been made over the incident, he said.