Torrents of tributes for Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo who was crushed to death as he fled from armed robbers

Former managing director of Daily Times, Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo, who died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, along Akure-Ilesha Road, Ondo state, has been painted as a rare Nigerian by friends, associates and acquaintances of  the 57 year old Kogi indigene.

Crushed by another motorist fleeing from armed robbers in Ero village as he hid in the bush around 6pm, the veteran journalist, playwright  and biographer died on the spot.
Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo, who died four days to his 57th birthday (Thursday, March 9), fled from the ambush of the robbers on his way back to Abuja from the 80th birthday celebrations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta  (Ogun state).
Here are some of the tributes…

ItunuOluwa Oladeinde Ariyo – Dr Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, you shall find comfort among the saints triumphant.

Rest in perfect peace!


Emeka Oparah – Unbelievable! OMG! Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo Dead? Goodness gracious me!

Rest In Peace, brother, and may your killers never find peace till they are caught and punished. Oh dear! What a way to start the week. Chai!!!


Sogbeye Eli Dr Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo (1960-2017); Journalist, Biographer, progressive politician and July-born.

I realised that we shared too much in common since the days I began reading you edition after edition in my elder brother’s piles of The Newswatch magazine.



Funmi Komolafe- Jolaosho – May the soul of Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo rest in peace. He lost his wife to cerebral malaria less than a decade ago. What a sad loss.


Adegbamigbe Ademola – Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, good night, good man…


Ilias Aliyu – May his soul rest in peace, Ohomorihi o jieive yo


Mashud Ozi-yakubu – Doctor onukaba Adinoyi ojo is Dead, may his soul rest in peace. I will die one day, people will say rest in peace MASHUD ozi-yakubu. What a life……


Rakiyah Yusuf – innalillahi wa innailahi rojoun. we have lost a rare gem. Dr Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo is no more. A man of integrity and admireable character. May the soul of the dead rest in peace and the living always remember the late day.

May Allah be pleased with us and grant us long life and good health count us among those he has favoured and not of those who has incured his wroth.


Ralph Omololu Agbana – Why, Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, why? Sad. Sad. Sad. R. I. P, mentor.



Our thoughts and prayers go out to Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo, family may Allah (SWT) have mercy on him and fortitude for orphans he left behind, since his wife passed on a few years ago. Ameen. March 9th would have been his birthday “Happy birthday and May your soul rest in peace. Ameen. Ojo


Abdullahi Sken Ogu – Our golden watch has stopped. Now in a transition to a different world without time. Good long night Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo. May you enjoy the peaceful wind and generous love from our mighty God! May all the angels in heaven receive your soul with kindness! Yes, you remain our unforgettable star in the sky.


Abbas Abdullahi – Death came and took our illustrious son away from us, this is a great loss to the entire Ebira Nation at home and in diaspora. Uncle Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo, may your gentle soul rest in peace…. Bye, bye




King Abu Ghanni Junior – Ebira People loose another political icon, Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo.Always God be with ur soul, soul rest in perfect peace…. Amen


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