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Millionaire Businessman Shot Dead By Assassins In His Hotel

Unknown gunmen have shot dead a popular businessman and former governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state, Okon Iyanam, at his hotel in Mowe, close to Lagos.

Former attorney general in Akwa Ibom state, Victor Iyanam, who is the elder brother to the late millionaire, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued on Thursday morning.

The statement read;
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the tragic death of my brother, Okon, in the early hours of Wednesday, 27th June, 2018.

“Okon papa had just recently opened his new Heritage Hotels and Resorts in Mowe, Ogun State where he spent most of his time trying to stabilise the management and sales techniques. While a birthday party was going on in the hotel, some men, suspected to be either armed robbers or hired assassins crashed into the place at about 12.30am with sporadic gun shots.

They asked for the owner. When he was eventually identified, he was shot at close range in the neck region. He stood no chance. He died instantly. The Police first Responders then deposited his body in a Morgue.

“I rushed to Lagos upon the information delivered to me and confirmed for myself, the level of wickedness anybody could deliver to a man whose only crime was working hard for his livelihood.”

Late Iyanam was said to have spent time growing his private businesses in Lagos, Ogun, and other parts of the country. The hotel where he was reportedly killed is said to have been built a few months ago by him.