Ogun journalist dies from auto crash wounds

Nigerian Union of Journalits

The NUJ, Ogun state chapter, mourns the loss of its member.By Oladimeji Kayode

A radio journalist with Paramount FM, Abeokuta, Dolapo Ezekiel, died on Tuesday from wounds sustained in an accident.

A motorcycle the journalist was travelling on, on his way to his office, was hit by a commercial bus on Saturday.

Mr. Ezekiel went into a coma after the crash. He was taken to the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, from where he was referred to the University College Hospital UCH, Ibadan,  for a head surgery, which he did not survive.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Chapter, described the 34 year old journalist as “one of the most competent, reliable and hardworking journalists in the state.”

The union on Tuesday declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the deceased while a condolence register was opened at the Iwe-Iroyin Press Centre, Abeokuta.

A statement signed by the chairman of the union, Tunde Sodeke, described the death as “a great loss to the union and a monumental loss to the entire world.”

Family members say the deceased will be buried on Thursday.

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