Oh: Oyo government breaks silence over death of Ibadan based newscaster, Olufemi Oluwajobi

Oyo State government on Tuesday officially reacted to the death of an Ibadan based journalist, Olufemi Oluwajobi who died on Sunday 31st December 2017.

DAILY POST recalled that Oluwajobi who was until his death a newscasters and On Air Personality (OAP) with Ibadan based radio station owned by a gospel singer, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, Fresh FM, died after he was knocked down by a driver on his way to meet some friends at Ring Road area in Ibadan, the state capital.

The deceased was said to have been taken to Adeoyo Hospital, one of the state owned hospital after the accident.

It was alleged that the deceased was moved from Adeoyo Hospital due to lack of equipment and inability of those on duty to take care of him and was thereafter rushed to University College Hospital (UCH) where he was said to have died in the process.

The death of the journalist has attracted a lot of criticisms especially from the main opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which decried the poor state of the Adeoyo hospital owned by the state government.

But the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abdulazeez Adetuntan while reacting to various allegations that surrounded the circumstances that led to the death of the deceased at a press briefing Tuesday morning, declared that there was no need for the FM station to attack the government since the hospital tried their best to save the deceased.

Adeduntan said “We are here to establish facts and figures and that is what we are trained to do. I am not here to polish the government of Governor Abiola Ajimobi but to set the record straight on his achievement in the health sector and on the various issues such as death of a staff of Fresh FM. That is why Governor Ajimobi brought me here.


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