Bunmi Afuye’s Demise: One Death, Too Many —Ondo SWAN
The gruesome killing of Mr Olubunmi Afuye, the Financial Secretary of Ondo SWAN on Thursday, 15th July, 2021 by Men of the underworld at Ilara Mokin during a bank robbery was received with heavy hearts, huge sadness and utmost shock by the leadership and members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ondo State Chapter.
The unfortunate and untimely passing of Mr. Afuye as a result of the heartless attack is one death too many for members of the sports reporting family, as he was an integral member of the association.
As we mourn our reliable Financial Officer, Ondo SWAN condemns the dastardly act, and appeal to security operatives to fish out the perpetrators and ensure justice.
We have indeed lost a very rare gem, whose numerous contributions to the growth of the association cannot be quantified and will be greatly missed.
At this difficult period, our thoughts are with the wife, children, family members, the youth wing of the entire Anglican Church, Media Professionals and Colleagues, especially those at OSRC MEDIA GROUP, Associates and Friends as well as Elizade University, Ilaramokin where Mr. Afuye worked as the Public Relations Officer until his death.
Wahab Bankole, ONDO SWAN CHAIRMAN
Segun Giwa, ONDO SWAN SECRETARY
Ondo Online Media Professionals Condemns Killing Of Ace Broadcaster, Olubunmi Afuye
The Ondo State Online Media Professionals (OMP) has condemned the gruesome killing of Ace Broadcaster, Olubunmi Afuye and Two others by Robbers who attacked a commercial bank in Ilaramokin on Thursday.
OMP wishes to state that the killing of the innocent Nigerians was an act taking too far by the Robbers.
No doubt, the personality of Olubunmi Afuye who was killed in the unfortunate incident would be greatly missed by his family and friends.
OMP therefore urged the Nigerian Police to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
Though security is on the exclusive list, the Association wish to appeal to the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to do more in assisting the security agencies in the state, most especially, the Nigerian Police with logistics support like Patrol Vans and Armoured Personnel Carrier.
Finally, OMP prayed God to give the family, his aged mother and friends, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
OLUBUNMI AFUYE: EXIT OF A RISING STAR.
The news of the gruesome murder of Olubunmi Afuye by armed robbers in Ilara-mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area, came as a very rude shock. The media world has lost a rare gem, a promising star, extinguished at his prime.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State chapter, commiserates with his wife, children, members of his extended family, and indeed the Ondo State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).It is such an irreparable loss.
Our party wishes to urge the security agencies, especially the Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, to fish out the criminals who committed this dastardly act and bring them to book without delay.
Olubunmi Afuye was a young man that warmed himself to the hearts many, majority of whom may not even know him in person. He was a darling of the Orange F.M before he joined Elizade University, Ilara-mokin as Public Relations Officer.
May God Almighty, grant all those he left behind the fortitude to bear this loss.
Kennedy Ikantu Peretei
State Publicity Secretary, Ondo PDP.
16th July, 2021.
The leadership and Members of the Radio, Television, Theatre And Arts Workers’ Union in Ondo State (RATTAWU) have condemned in clear terms the gruesome murder of Comrade Bunmi Afuye yesterday by a dare devil armed robbery gang that attacked a branch of UBA Plc at Ilara Mokin.
The news of the untimely exit of this erudite and soft spoken media man came to RATTAWU as a rude shock as this is considered as a very heavy and serious jab to broadcasting cum journalism in Ondo State and Nigeria.
RATTAWU wishes to call on Ondo State Government and all other relevant authorities under the Federal Government supervision in and out of the State to help track killers of this ever promising media icon and bring them to book with an immediate effect.
The Council commiserates with the immediate family of Afuye, Ondo NUJ ,OSRC/Orange FM and Elizade University Community where last he served as the institution’s PRO.
RATTAWU also extends condolences to all those whose family members were equally victims of this dastardly act.
May our good Lord grant you all the fortitude to bear the pain.
Comrade Olorunfemi Kayode JP
Comrade Egbukuyomi S.O ChMC.
16th July, 2021.