Ex-Daily Times MD Dies Returning from OBJ’s Library Launch

March 6, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A former Managing Director of Daily Times Nigeria Plc, Dr Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, has been reported dead after he was involved in a fatal motor accident on Sunday.

A family member of the deceased, identified as Mr Yusuf Itopa, confirmed the death of the veteran journalist on Monday in Lokoja, Kogi State.

According to Mr Itopa, the former Daily Times boss died at about 6pm on Sunday at a village near Akure, Ondo State capital, on his way to Abuja from Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he attended the commissioning of the Obasanjo Presidential Library.

He disclosed that Mr Onukaba was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle while running into a nearby bush to escape an armed robbery attack.

According to Mr Itopa, he, the late journalist, and his driver ran into a blockade mounted by armed robbers during the journey before the unexpected happened.

He stated that the remains of Mr Onukaba have been deposited at a mortuary in Akure and will leave for his hometown in Ihima, Okehi Local Government area of Kogi State today for burial.

Mr Onukaba was aged 57 and is survived by three children and a wife.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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