Tragedy struck as a former Governorship aspirant of Accord Party in Akwa Ibom State Mr. Okon Iyanam was shot dead.
Iyanam who had left Globacom as a senior executive was shot dead at his recently opened hotel in Mowe Area of Ogun State.
Iyanam had attempted to secure the ticket of the Accord Party in 2015 but failed after which he returned to nursing his private business.
His elder brother and a former commissioner in Akwa Ibom Victor Iyanam, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued today.
He wrote, “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 12.30 a.m. with sporadic gun shots.”