Laolu Martins, an investment banking expert who was also the co-founder and executive director of Bukka Hut is dead.
Bukka Hut is a restaurant that offers a wide variety of tasty homemade meals.
Martins reportedly slipped and hit his head as he fell at Lennox Mall, Lekki, Lagos.
He was quickly rushed to the hospital for medical treatment but unfortunately gave up the ghost on the evening of Tuesday, September 27.
The worst hit besides his immediate family member of a wife and two children is his partner and Co-Founder of Bukka Hut, Rasheed Jayeola who only recently, led his team to open their 15th outlet in the Ikorodu part of Lagos State.
Confirming his death, the family asked for privacy as they grieve him.
“We hereby solicit the support and understanding of everyone as the family grieves the loss of our beloved Laolu in our privacy.
“Our kind request is that you support the family – wife, children, aged mother and father and his siblings with your prayers at this difficult time.
“Further announcements will be made by the family,” the statement said.
A Chartered stockbroker and a Chartered Accountant with 12 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset management, and pension fund management, Martins started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999.
He joined Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where he served in the Financial Control and Trade Finance/Foreign Operations units of the Bank before being seconded to Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd where at various times he was Financial Controller, Head Asset Management and lastly Head Stockbroking.
He would later resign in 2005 to join Shell Nig. CPFA Ltd, the Fund Manager of the Shell Companies in Nigeria Pensions Scheme where he was Head, Investments up till 2008 when he resigned to join Nigeria International Security Limited, NISL, an independent financial services firm specializing in investments within the Nigerian space.
Until his death, he was the CEO of NISL
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