A former chief of General staff in Nigeria, under Late General Sani Abacha’s regime, Lt Gen Oladipupo Diya Is Dead.
He was aged 79.
The news of his death is contained in a statement issued by the son of the late chief of General staff, Barrister Oyesinmilola Diya
The statement added that he died in the early hours of Sunday, March 26, 2023.
It did not mention the circumstance surrounding his death
The statement read”On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; We announce the passing on to the 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.”
The statement added that further announcements will be made public in due course.
The deceased served as Chief of the General Staff, under the military Head of State, General Sani Abacha from 1994 until his arrest for treason in 1997.
He previously served as Chief of Defence Staff and was Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.