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Ex-AGF Otunla dies at 69

Otunla who was born on June 12, 1955 died few days after his 69th birthday


Ex-AGF Otunla dies at 69

Former Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla has reportedly died at an undisclosed hospital in the United Kingdom.

Otunla who was born on June 12, 1955 died few days after his 69th birthday.

A source disclosed that the former AGF recently travelled to the United Kingdom for treatment of a yet-to-be disclosed ailment.

“I can tell you that he died in the hours between Sunday June 17 and Monday June 17”, revealed our insider source.

“While alive, he faced prosecution from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).“He was being hounded in connection with two cases — the alleged diversion of about N24 billion meant for disengaged staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and N2 billion allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

“Along the line, he refunded to the Federal Government to the tune of a few billion naira,” the source added.

Otunla, who hailed from Oyo State once served as a board member of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He had his secondary education at Baptist High School, Saki where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1972 before proceeding to University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting.

He became a chartered accountant in 1986 but received the fellowship of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1998.

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