Dr Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba died at about 6pm on Sunday at a village near Akure, Ondo State. He was on his way back to Abuja from Abeokuta , Ogun State, where he had joined other dignitaries to attend the inauguration of Obasanjo Presidential Library.
One of his relations, Mr Yusuf Itopa, said that late veteran journalist turned politician was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle while running into a nearby bush to escape an armed robbery attack. .
Itopa who is devastated by the death of Onukaba said that three of them, including his driver were traveling when they ran into a blockade mounted by armed robbers.