Fashola’s Aide, Toyin Hamzat Shot Dead

Toyin Amzat

Toyin Amzat

UPDATE: Ogun State Police Command said Mr. Hamzat was shot dead at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, after he dropped a lady friend from his car in the Sagamu area.

His remains had been taken to Ijebu Aiyepe, Odogbolu Local Government, for burial this afternoon, according to Islamic rites.

Reacting to the death of his former aide, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, described his death as unfortunate, shocking and heart rending.

He further described Hamzat’s death as a personal loss to him, Lagos State and the entire Southwest family of the Action Congress of Nigeria.

The governor condoled with the Hamzat’s family and the Ogun State Government.

In his own comment, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu described the death of Toyin Amzat as sad. “I received the shocking and sad news of the death of one of our most illustrious sons and progressively minded politician, Mr. Toyin Hamzat. It is an irreparable lost not just to the family and my heart goes out to them but also to our party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and the people of Ogun and Lagos states.

“The insecurity on our roads in our homes and offices is appalling. Our lives are not secured. Our homes and offices are not safe. Toyin Hamzat’s death like many that occur daily in similar circumstances must serve to reawaken our leaders and security agencies to be more alive to the challenges of security of lives and properties. Government on its part must step up action on enforcing security,” he stated.

Earlier report…

Former Ikeja Local Government Chairman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, and Ex- Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Health, Toyin Amzat was reportedly shot dead at Sagamu, Ogun State.

He was shot in the head Monday morning on his way to his Sagamu home, in Ogun State after a party in Lagos.

Report says he was on his way from his country home, a magnificent fortress he just declared opened about 6 weeks ago before he was cornered by some wicked gun totting assassins.

Toyin Hamzat who was spotted at the Danjuma’s colourful party in Abeokuta yesterday was getting ready for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s much talked about Chieftaincy ceremony in Abeokuta tomorrow before he was cut down.

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