The Ogun State Pioneer Commander of the regional security outfit, Amotekun Corps, a retired Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi has been reported dead on Monday following a prolonged undisclosed ailment.
Penpushing reports that Akinremi, was said to have being sick since December last year, which was been managed by the family and hospital, but finally succumbed to cold hand of death on Monday night.
The deceased was appointed in 2021 by Governor Dapo Abiodun as the pioneer commander of the corps, while as at the time of filing this report the Ogun State Government and family of Akinremi were yet to issue any official statement in regards the sad development.
Penpushing further reports that a visit to the headquarters of the Amotekun Corps situated at Works secretariat behind the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), showed sad look by the officials of the security network.
The Commander of the So-Safe-Corps, a sister security agency, Commander Soji Ganzallo, however, in a statement described the death as rude shock describing the deceased as an icon who will be greatly missed.
“The death of Mr Akinremi could be likened to the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ and this is indeed a very big loss to Ogun State,” he said in the tribute. Since I met the Commander, we have been friends and brothers and he has played the role of a mentor to me and my management team till the time of his death’, he wrote
“Uncle Dave, as I used to call him was a very open, blunt, wonderful, large hearted, intelligent, strategic, adaptable, adept and a very adventurous person. He was a man of integrity, who had passion for the security job, with his love for Ogun State and Nigeria at large’, Ganzallo said.
“His death has left an unhealing wound in our hearts. And we shall never forget the role he played to secure Ogun State. Meanwhile, we commiserate with Prince Dapo Abiodun CON led Ogun State administration and the family left behind by the late Commander of Amotekun. We know it’s a big loss. But his good deeds and joint efforts in stabilising Ogun State security at the grassroots level lingers on in our memories”
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