Oladipo Diya, Abacha’s Chief of Staff is dead

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The former Chief of Staff to Military Head of State, Sani Abacha, Oladipo Diya, is dead.

He died at the age of 79.

His death was announced in a statement by Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family on Sunday.

The statement reads: “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.”

Diya previously served as Chief of Defence Staff and was Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.


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