A Deputy Senior Partner, in Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Tola Ogundipe, has been confirmed dead after his private boat capsized while cruising on the Lagos waterways.
Ogundipe was said to have gone for a lone boat cruise when the incident occurred.
The former boss of the multinational professional services network was discovered to have drowned hours after he did not return to the starting location.
It was learnt that his non-return made the aides and other relatives to raise the alarm, declared him missing.
A source said efforts by his aides and relatives, aided the discovery of boat.
He said: “After much effort, we discovered his boat through the help of the marine police, that deployed its personnel to comb the waterways in the state.”
Confirming the development, Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said that the body of the former accounting firm’s boss was found by the marine police on Monday.
Also, PwC, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, described Ogundipe, who was the PwC’s Africa Tax and Legal Service Leader, as a good leader with diverse skills.
“We grieve, we mourn but we trust that you are in a better place free from the hurts of the world. RIP Tola Ogundipe. A true leader,” the firm said in a terse statement.
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