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A former Executive Director, Marketing Communication at Globacom, Okon Iyanam, has been reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen at his guesthouse in Mowe, Ogun State.
According to reports, the gunmen gained entrance into his guesthouse, made their way into his room where they woke him up and shot him at close range.
Iyanam was until his death the chief executive officer of Bond Consulting.
He was a pioneer staff of Globacom, serving as a special adviser to the chairman, Mike Adenuga, and was executive director, Marketing communications before he left for his private practice.
Victor Iyanam, brother of former globacom manager, Okon Iyanam, who was assassinated on Wednesday in Ogun state, took to social media to give an account of how he was murdered.
Victor Wrote on Facebook
YES, IT IS TRUE.
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. Okonpapa had just recently opened his new Heritage Hotels and Resorts in Mowe, Ogun State where he spent most of his time trying to stabilize the management and sales techniques. He reported a successful ongoing venture. 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.
Okonpapa graduated from the University of Calabar in 1986. He started his career with UAC Foods immediately after his NYSC in 1987. Thereafter, he worked across almost all sectors of the economy. He worked with Akwa Ibom State Government owned Peacock Paints, serving as the Marketing Manager in Lagos; 33 Export Lager Beer, serving as the Area Manager, Makurdi; Glo GSM Network as pioneer Marketing Manager but later elevated to the position of Chief Operating Officer and eventually left Glo as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. He, at some point also served as the Chief Marketing Officer, V-Mobile. Okon retired to consulting and later, farming in Mowe and Katsina. The Heritage Hotel was his latest and now last venture.
He was interested in the Governorship of Akwa Ibom State and first used the platform of the PDP. When this was not possible, he bought the gubernatorial ticket under the platform of the Accord Party. He was a consummate Marketer and Social Commentator. He loved the Internet and used it effectively as a vehicle for the propagation of his ideas on wide strata of subjects. He was aged 52.
We shall all miss him.