Former Chief of General Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military junta, Lt-General Oladipo Diya( Rtd), GCON, has died on 26th of March 2023, at the age of 79.

Mr Diya died around 1:05a.m on Sunday, 26th March 2023, at a hospital, in Lagos State.

His death was confirmed by his son, Oyesinmilola Diya, but cause of his death is yet unknown.

On behalf of the entire Diya family, both at home and abroad, we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother, Lt. General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (retd),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”, he said.

Lt-General Oladipo Diya( Rtd)’ GCON, was a Nigerian general who 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. 

Story: Ralia Adama