Retired General, Oladipo Diya is dead, his family has announced.
Gatekeepers News reports that Diya died in the early hours of Sunday. He was aged 78.
The late General’s demise was confirmed in a statement signed by Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.
“On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; We announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.
“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.
Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course,” the statement reads:
The deceased served as the Chief of General Staff to former Head of State Sani Abacha between 1994 and 1997.
He was arrested and sentenced to death for alleged treason in 1997 but regained freedom after Abacha died in 1998.