Army Commandant ‘murdered’ Within Military Formation
SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, (THEWILL) – The Commandant of Command Secondary School, Ibadan, Col. Anthony Okeyim, was on Monday found dead in his apartment within the school premises located in secluded Bode Igbo area of Ibadan, which is close to the border territory between Oyo and Ogun states.
Reports indicate that he was strangled to death by suspected assassins after he was attacked in front of his official quarter and that his throat was slit open by his killers.
Adekunle Ajisebutu, Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident to reporters, said the force was treating the issue as a suspected case of murder.
“I can confirm to you that the deceased was found dead in front of his apartment around 6:30am on Monday,” he said.
“We are treating it as a case of suspected murder.
“The State Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, visited the school immediately the case was reported.
“Police investigation had begun and the investigating team is working with Military Police investigating team. We have also beefed up security around the area.”
THEWILL gathered that the deceased was promoted to the rank of brigadier in the Army three weeks ago and that he was waiting to be fully decorated with his new rank.
Story by Oputah David