Chairman and chief executive officer of popular transport company Iyare Motors Abel Omoruyi has died.
Fondly called 007, Omoruyi died on Friday night.
Public relations practitioner Charles Osaretin announced the transporter’s death in a Facebook post.
“Rest in Peace Mr. Abel Omoruyi (JP) Chairman/CEO of Iyare Motors. Astute businessman, philanthropist and community leader. Egba Community and millions of your admirers will surely miss you,” he wrote.
Omoruyi, whose company is headquartered in Benin, Edo State, was said to have died after suffering an undisclosed ailment.
In March 2014, his wife and daughter were kidnapped in Ugbor area of Benin City.