Okon Iyanam, a former Accord Party governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state, was killed Wednesday in Ogun State.
It was gathered that the gunmen who after gaining entrance into his Heritage Hotel, Mowe made their way into his room where they woke him up and then shot him at close range.
Victor Iyanam, a former Attorney-General in Akwa Ibom state, and the elder brother to the late politician and businessman confirmed his death.
“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 on 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 am with sporadic gunshots.
“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,” he said.
A former Executive Director, Marketing Communication at telecommunications company, 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.
An indigene of Urue Offong local government area in Akwa Ibom, Iyanam was until his death the chief executive officer of Bond Consulting.