BREAKING: Former Chief Of General Staff, Lt Gen Oladipo Diya Is Dead


By Gloria Ikibah

One time Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt- General Oladipo Diya (Rtd) is .

Diya in the early hours of Sunday, according to a statement on behalf of the family by Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya.

The former Ogun Military Administrator was born on April 3, 1944, was 78 years.

Diya joined the Defence Academy (NDA) and fought during the Civil .

He later attended the US School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree before proceeding to Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the of .

He was arrested for allegedly planning a trumped-up coup to unseat Abacha.

He was condemned to death by firing squad with men like Maj.-Gen Abdulkarim Adisa on April 28, 1998.

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