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Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba Credits: saharareporters.com

Armed robbers have killed seasoned journalist and writer, Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba.

According to reports, the former presidential spokesman was killed by the robbers along the Ilesha - Akure road on Sunday while returning from the birthday activities of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

His wife died a few years ago, leaving him with children as young as 5 years old.

Onukaba was a writer, an acclaimed journalist, one-time aide to a former Vice President, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, and a long-time trustee to Chief Obasanjo.

One time governorship aspirant, a humanitarian, a father to 3 young children and a mentor to a community of youths and a hero to so many, Onukaba was once the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the then ailing Daily Times of Nigeria Plc. He served as Senior Special Assistant to the former Vice president Atiku Abubakar on Public Communications between July 2003 and April 2005.

Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, a playwright and publisher of high repute, has published many books and journals including, In the Eye of Time which is a biography of former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Atiku Abubakar, a biography of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Born to Run, a biography of late Dele Giwa, co-authored by him and Dele Olojede.

Some of his plays include Her Majesty’s Visit, A Resting Place, Tower of Burden, The Virginity Flee, The Lone Ranger, Bargain Hunting, and Soommalliyya.

His play, The Killing Swamp, was one of the three finalists for the 2010 NLNG Literature Award.

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