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Toyin Hamzat, Ex- Fashola Adviser Assassinated  print

Published on November 19, 2012 by   ·   22 Comments

Toyin Amzat

Fashola with the family Hamzat left behind

The former Chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, and ex Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola on Health during his first term in office,Toyin Hamzat, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

Toyin Amzat

He was reportedly shot in the head at Sabo, Sagamu, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, at about 9p.m. on Sunday. He was said to have left Sagamu Town Club where he went for a meeting and was heading for his country home when he met his fate. The killers, it was learnt, blocked his car wiith an Ogun painted taxi. They emerged and shot him at point blank. They reportedly left the scene without taking his car.

His nephew who was in the car with him when the incident occurred, told P.M. NEWS that his remains had been taken to Ijebu Aiyepe, Odogbolu Local Government, for burial this afternoon, according to Islamic rites.

He said they were on their way to his country home, where the former chairman did his housewarming on October 1 when they were ambushed by the gunmen.

A politician who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that they were together at Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s 2000 days in office, held at LTV 8, Ikeja and Chief Kamoru Danjuma’s colourful party held in Abeokuta, yesterday.

He added that they were preparing for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s chieftaincy ceremony in Abeokuta today before the incident occurred.

Also confirming Hamzat’s death, Keye Abiodun Banjo, Secretary of Bobakeye age group of Ijebu-land of which the deceased was a member, told P.M.NEWS that he received a call last night informing him that Toyin was dead.

“I received a call last night from someone that Toyin was killed in Shagamu around 9.30 p.m. He was a member of Bobakeye of which I am the scribe of the group. He will be buried today in Aiyepe in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was not at the meeting we held last week but he sent his apologies. We will all miss him. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.

Reacting to the gruesome murder, a member of the House of Representatives for Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Abiodun Faleke, said he was devastated by the news.

According to him, it is another sad development in the country’s democracy.

Faleke called for a thorough investigation into the sad incident.

A Lagos lawmaker, representing Lagos Island 2, Wahab Alawiye-King, also called for an indepth investigation into the killing. According to him, it is another sad incident in Nigeria’s democracy.

“It is unfortunate and sad that this is happening and it is very disturbing,” he said

The Chairman of Odiolowo/Ojuwoye LCDA, Adeyemi Alli, described the news as a sad one and called on the police to find the culprits and bring them to book.

Fashola with the family Hamzat left behind

Another of his associates, Dr. Bode Tawak described him as lively man: “He enjoyed himself, lived his life to the fullest. Like every human being, he had his positive and negative. As he himself used to say life is zero life.”

Reacting to the death of his former aide, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, described his death as unfortunate, shocking and heart rending.

He further described Hamzat’s death as a personal loss to him, Lagos State and the entire Southwest family of the Action Congress of Nigeria.

The governor condoled with the Hamzat’s family and the Ogun State Government.

In his own comment, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu described the death of Toyin Amzat as sad. “I received the shocking and sad news of the death of one of our most illustrious sons and progressively minded politician, Mr. Toyin Hamzat.  It is an irreparable lost not just to the family and my heart goes out to them but also to our party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and the people of Ogun and Lagos states.

“The insecurity on our roads  in our homes and offices is appalling. Our lives are not secured. Our homes and offices are not safe. Toyin Hamzat’s death like many that occur daily in similar circumstances must serve to reawaken our leaders and security agencies to be more alive to the challenges of security of lives and properties.  Government on its part must step up action on enforcing security,” he stated.

Tinubu again described Amzat’s death as “numbing and painful and prays that such tragic deaths will not occurred again. Toyin was a reliable hands and a trusted ambassador of our party faithful in his assignments.”

But reacting to the killing of Hamzat, police spokesman in Ogun State, ASP Muyiwa Adejobi, described the killing as a case of assassination as nothing was taken away from the car.

“Truly, the man was killed yesterday. It was a case of assassination. Noting was taken away from him. He was shot in front of his woman’s friend house. Five suspects have been arrested and they are in our custody at the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta,” he stated.

The five suspects are the deceased’s woman friend, her husband and three taxi drivers. The woman’s husband was alleged to have masterminded the killing.

It was gathered that the woman’s husband and the late Toyin Hamzat once met at the woman’s residence at Sagamu where they engaged in a brawl.

PMNEWS also gathered that one the taxis impounded has been identified as the one used  during the operation. A police source also confirmed the arrest of the man who allegedly fired the shot that killed Hamzat.

Hamzat, a Pharmacist, was a pioneer member of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, Action Congress, AC and Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.

He was the Chairman of Ikeja Local Government between 1999 and 2002 and later became a Special Adviser on Local Government Affairs to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He was born 1 October, 1960. He attended Adeola Odutola College Ijebu Ode for his ‘A’ Level and the University of Lagos, Idi Araba, for his Pharmacy degree.

—Kazeem Ugbodaga, Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta & Jamiu Yisa

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22 Comments for “Toyin Hamzat, Ex- Fashola Adviser Assassinated”

  1. Ayour Pee

    Whao! Another human life lost. Dont know Toyin Hamzat as a person but his name rings bell as a former Chairman of Ikeja LG. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may the Lord grant his family all the required fortitude to bear this loss.

    As human beings, we should bear it in mind that nothing lasts for ever. Hamzat is gone; we will all go. What legacy are we going to be remembered for? Think and act!!!

  2. Kay

    What was he doing in front of the house of another man’s wife. It is painful to lose a life but our politicians should be careful. the fact that you are politician does not mean that you misbehave. the husband of the woman if he was responsible would face the law but Hamzat has lost his life. Even his friend said he loved enjoying life to the fullest but is this enjoyment ? when you cut your own life short through act of infidelity? If you are not satisfied with your wife, go after prostitutes that you can pay instead of going after another man’s wife.

    • SenChun

      This is a senseless killing of a relatively young person
      Those who point out at ” infidelity ” are ( as usual) missing the point….and gloating as we seem to be able to easily
      The lady was not an unwilling participant if at all there was any thing to participate in
      The need to justify a Homicide by pointing out to Infidelity is just trivialising the value of human life
      She may even just have been a friend, married or not .. since when is that illegal or immoral ??

  3. Elekeru

    Let every man examine himself.
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
    – Julius Ceaser.

  4. earniewhine muibat Lawal

    That’s just the bitter truth; this man is gone, may Allah grant him Al-janat friidaous.
    Who knows who’s next tomorrow?; so don’t think if u as a person keeps ruining the little ways of making this country better will get u anywhere; U are deceiving yourself.
    Don’t think its over for us; cause we are the country and the country is us, the futrure has come; the betterment we have been waiting for is around, and it starts with you. Don’t give up on urself; You can do it, You must do it and together we shall make it.
    God bless Nigeria

  5. Don Mike (De Tiger)

    Very Corrupt guy!… Fuck you all ACN
    Vagabonds… The police authority should
    thoroughly investigate this incident.
    Also investigation be digged into
    his business activities. All the
    Politicians are crooks.

    Don Mike ( De Tiger)

  6. Ayour Pee

    @ Don Mike … Every Nigerian (who is not permanently on drugs) knows that it”s not only the politicians that are corrupt. Even the police authority you are calling upon to investigate is corrupt! Doctors, teachers, civil servants, military men, accountants, contractors and even your colleagues in the garage (agberos) are corrupt.

    The problem with Nigeria is not the politician but the society where all the politicians are raised – that’s why it will be difficult (if not totally impossible) for us to experience a corruption-free political structure. The good news is that we will all die one day.

    • Bitter truth

      My friend, don’t give up on nigeria’s corruptive society. Let us start a new generation to raise incorruptible family. Our children will only follow what we practice not what we preach.

  7. earniewhine muibat Lawal

    That’s just the bitter truth; this man is gone, may Allah grant him Al-janat friidaous.
    Who knows who’s next tomorrow?; so don’t think if u as a person keeps ruining the little ways of making this country better will get u anywhere; U are deceiving yourself.
    Don’t think its over for us; cause we are the country A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ the country is us, the futrure has come; the betterment we have been waiting for is around, A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ it starts with you.
    Don’t give up on urself; You can do it, You must do it A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ together we shall make it.
    God bless Nigeria

  8. AdeOla

    Neither money nor power (whether political or otherwise) possess by a man confers the right on such a man to trample on another less privileged man’s ego and dignity by overtly fooling around with his wife, especially in a what-can-you- do manner typical of some Nigerians with ill-gotten wealth.

    Lessons:

    i) Do not underrate any man’s capacity, no matter how poor he his, or how
    rich and powerful than him you are, to display the most extreme of
    vengeance when he observes you are fooling with his wife.

    ii) To stay long alive, stay away from another man’s wife.

    May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  9. AdeOla

    Neither money nor power,(whether political or otherwise) confers the right on the privileged to trample on another man’s ego and dignity by overtly fooling around with his wife especially in what-can-you-do manner, typical of some Nigerians with ill-gotten wealth.

    Lessons:

    i) No man, no matter how rich and powerful, should underrate another man,
    no matter how poor and seemingly weak, his capacity to display the most
    extreme of vengeance, especially when he observes another man fooling
    with his wife.
    ii) To stay long alive, stay away from another man’s wife.

    “May his soul rest in peace” .

  10. Obande

    How can his soul rest in peace? For pete’s sake he was foolin around with another man’s wife! If that report was the truth, then he brought the gruesome death on himself. Never mess with another man’s wife cos his reaction may never guve you any opportunity to retrospect ur mistakes!

  11. Tinubu’s ACN and other men’s wives- na waoh!
    In Imo it is APGA men taking other APGA men’s wives in the guise of “rescuing” them. Let me no mention the “chief culprit here” but take a close look at the profile of the female political appointees in the “kitchen cabinet”.
    But guys don’t take lives no matter what. Ok!.

  12. sade odueke

    Bcos the woman was his friend does not mean they are sexually related, but then if d husband was aversed to d relationship btwn them it shd be stopped, however that did not warrant snuffing life out of him, pls let d police investigate properly. May his soul RIP.

  13. yahaya dogo

    Ha Toyin,na so you go? haba!why must you be messing about with another man’s wife? are there no prostitutes or uni girls anymore? i think this is nemesis cos you must have shagged numerous other married women both in the past and present.well this is a lesson to you oppressors who thinks you can take advantage of peoples wife’s due to your ill-gotten wealth cos i could do the same if a man tries to share my wife with me. THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!

    • pmnews

      Hey folks,

      All these allegations against Toyin are rather unfortunate. Do we have proof about what you are all accusing him of committing?
      If not, it will be unfair to speak ill of the dead and to accuse the dead of false things.
      P.M.NEWS has no proof of anything against Hamzat and will like to disassociate itself from these allegations.

  14. The loser is the woman’s husband. Now, he goes in for murder. Since Hamat likes a woman I have already used up, I would ask him to refund my expenses on the bitch and have her for keeps. Hamzat would have gladly done that. Newt thing I do is rush to the village and get myself fresh bush meat. One woman standing, two men dead. Awon omo ori ope!

  15. Precious

    Gone too soon

  16. dessy

    Thru act of infidelity,he has actually cut his own life so short,i realli feel 4 his family nd may GOD giv dem d utmost strength 2 bear this untimely loss.may his soul rest in perfect peace-amen

  17. victor

    I am sorry for the demise of this gentlemean but Fashola and his government must also be blamed for the insecurity in Lagos. What has he really done about the menace of killer police, area boys, agberos, and land speculators all over Lagos State. Fashola has been virtually silent on these issues. The lives of countless Lagosians have been wasted. Just because of one of your own has been murdered, we can hear your voice now. Pilease

  18. CONCERN

    its a pity we’ve lost another soul(saint or not) we know not.bt what we knew is:A Land where shedding of blood is rampant they will nt do good.We are in END time,the night is far spent,let us ran the race before us with fear and trembling.Give ur live to JESUS CHRIST,ACCEPT HIM AS UR LORD N SAVIOR,SANCTIFY UR SELF ALL TIME,TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS, PRAY ALWAYS N PREPARE TO SLEEP ANY MOMENT

  19. wale

    The wages of sin is death. He was screwing another man’s wife. How can his soul rest in piece. His soul will definitely rest in pieces. Stupid man. Why not go screw prostitutes. Imagining this man giving the woman HIV and the woman now giving the HIV to the real husband. I wonder why people are having sympathy for this kind of men. May be because it is not your wife being infected with HIV by this kind of men. He deserved what he got and if possible he should be killed many more times. Many women are giving their husbands diseases and illegitimate children because of men like this.

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