Armed men suspected to be armed robbers on Monday, shot dead a retired Deputy Controller General of Nigeria Prisons Service, Dr. Adewale Oloyede, in Kogi state.

The Public Relations Officer of the NPS, Francis Enobore, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday evening, said Dr. Oloyede was killed alongside his orderly, Dauda Michael by yet to be identified gunmen, near Osara town in Kogi state.

Narrating the incident, Mr Enobore said the medical doctor was traveling to Lagos in his private car when they were attacked at about 3 pm last Friday (1st February 2019).

Late Oloyede headed the Directorate of Health and Social Welfare for several years before retiring in 2007.

Until his tragic death, he was a member of the National Stakeholders Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion under the chairmanship of the Federal Capital Territory Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello.

A colleague, Oladokun took to Facebook to mourn the deceased. He wrote:

“The song in my dream, like a funeral dirge, was terminated by an early morning phone call with the horrible news that the eagle in person of our Dr. Adewale Oloyede (DCG/Retd) is no more; no thanks to the bullets of the highway robbers. The tear that flows down the faces of parting lovers is like a compact that no joy shall dwell there until they meet again. Those who extinguished your life failed to realize they cannot kill the soul as your spirit matches on still. Adieu sir!!!