A Deputy Senior Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Tola Ogundipe, has died of boat mishap on a Lagos coast.
Body of Ogundipe, who had gone missing missing since Saturday after going on boating by himself, was said to have been found on Sunday by the Marine Police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered a discreet investigation into the death.
In a statement on Tuesday by the Country Senior Partner of the Price Waterhouse Coopers, Uyi Akpata, said the deceased was a thoroughbred professional.
According to him: “Tola was the PwC Africa Tax Leader and Deputy Country Senior Partner for PwC Nigeria. He also previously served as the Assurance Leader for PwC Africa among his other leadership roles within PwC.
“Tola was a thoroughbred professional, very astute leader and a consummate gentleman. The accounting profession in Nigeria has been left bereft of the great talent he brought to its advancement including his role as a member of Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
“Tola was a great family man and his loss will be deeply felt by those that mattered most to him. We will keep his family in our hearts and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be agreed with his family and announced in due course.”