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How Ex-Globacom Manager, Okon Iyanam Was Killed



Okon Iyanam

Details of how ex-Globacom manager Okon Iyanam, was killed are emerging.

According to his brother, Victor Iyanam, the deceased was assassinated on Wednesday, June 27 in Ogun state.

Victor revealed his brother was assassinated in his hotel named Heritage Hotels and Resorts in Mowe, Ogun State.

Iyanam had just opened the hotel and was trying to stabilize the management and sales techniques.

He was reported killed while celebrating his birthday. Victor revealed that while the birthday party was going on in the hotel, some men, suspected to be either armed robbers or hired assassins crashed into the place at about 12.30am with sporadic gun shots. They asked for the owner. When he was eventually identified, he was shot at close range in the neck region. He stood no chance. He died instantly.

A graduate of the University of Calabar in 1986, he started his career with UAC Foods immediately after his NYSC in 1987. Thereafter, he worked across almost all sectors of the economy. He worked with Akwa Ibom State Government owned Peacock Paints, serving as the Marketing Manager in Lagos; 33 Export Lager Beer, serving as the Area Manager, Makurdi; Glo GSM Network as pioneer Marketing Manager but later elevated to the position of Chief Operating Officer and eventually left Glo as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. He, at some point also served as the Chief Marketing Officer, V-Mobile. Okon retired to consulting and later, farming in Mowe and Katsina. The Heritage Hotel was his latest and now last venture.

With interest in the Governorship of Akwa Ibom State, he first contested on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP). When this was not possible, he bought the gubernatorial ticket under the platform of the Accord Party. He was a consummate Marketer and Social Commentator. He loved the Internet and used it effectively as a vehicle for the propagation of his ideas on wide strata of subjects. He was aged 52.

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