The police in Ogun State have started investigation into the assassination of a former Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Globacom Limited, Okon Iyanam.

LIVING TV GLOBAL gathered that the 52-year-old was killed in his hotel, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Mowe, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday

The Oron, Akwa Ibom State indigene, was reportedly hosting a birthday party in the hotel when a four-man gang barged in.

Our correspondent learnt that the assailants, after dispossessing guests and workers in the hotel of their phones, demanded to see the owner of the hotel.

They reportedly shot him in the neck at close range and fled from the scene.

The victim was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead.

A source said the gunmen struck around 1.30am.

He said, “They were four in number. They entered around 1.30am on Wednesday and after robbing guests of their phones, they shot the chairman dead and left.”

The late Okon, according to his LinkedIn profile, worked as the Chief Marketing Officer of telecommunications company, Vmobile (now Airtel) before moving to Globacom Limited, where he reportedly rose from the position of a Marketing Manager to the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing.

He left the company in 2011 and became the Executive Director of another firm, Expertro Energy, in August 2012, before retiring into full time consulting.