A Nigerian banker who drowned to death in Liberia two months ago was actually killed by a rich Liberian client, his family alleges. Dan Orogun was managing director of Guarantee Trust Bank in Liberia. He drowned to death on Sunday, January 24, 2016. It was on a day he was But that information, Orogun’s family claims, is a lie planted by the banker’s alleged murderer, George Kailondo. Kailondo, reportedly invited Orogun and his family to his house with a plot to get the banker drunk, take the family on a boat ride without life jackets, drown them, and blame the tragedy on witchcraft.
Kailondo, however, allegedly failed to get Orogun drunk. But he still succeeded in drowning him. Orogun’s family then miraculously escaped. While an official search for Orogun started that night, Kailondo went home to sleep. These are the claims made by the Orogun family. The family also alleges that the Liberian police boss who should arrest Kailondo has family ties with their son’s alleged killer. The Orogun family has launched a urging the Nigerian and Liberian government to bring Kailondo and his alleged accomplices to justice.
The petition contains a press statement detailing how, as far as the Oroguns are concerned, Kailondo drowned the GTBank MD. Read their account below:
PRESS RELEASE ON THE RESULT OF OROGUN FAMILY INVESTIGATION OF THE DEATH OF DANIEL OGHENERO OROGUN ON THE 24TH DAY OF JANUARY 2016.
True Account of what happened.
George Kailondo invited Mr Dan Orogun and the family for Dinner. Daniel Orogun took his wife and children after Sunday Church service home. On getting home, he received three phone calls in quick succession from George Kailondo on his invitation to him and the family. Mr Dan Orogun reluctantly told the wife of the need to honour this invitation from a major customer of the bank. You will wonder why reluctantly? Because Daniel usually does not like missing any football match involving Arsenal, who were to play that afternoon with Chelsea. He now phoned a friend to keep him informed of developments in the match. He now took a bottle of wine and some soft drinks. No food was taken along because he was Fasting as part of the Church programme of 21 days Fasting.
Mr. Orogun and family
On getting to the house of his host, he parked his Vehicle. The man offered them drink, but Dan went into his Vehicle and brought a bottle of the drink he brought from home. The host now said that they should go for a boat ride and return for dinner. He took them to the Boat. They all entered not knowing that there was no life jacket. At this stage, you want to know how many people were in the boat: Dan, wife, 3 children, Kailondo, and two others. A diver, named Michael was also following them on Jet Skii. Kailondo was in charge of the steering.
Before They set out on the calm river, Isioma, Dan’s wife asked for safety procedure and life jacket, she was told that there were no life jackets but was assured that there was no problem and that experience divers were with them. It was too late for them to get out of the boat because as soon as she raised her question about life jacket, Mr Kailondo quickly moved the boat from the point of anchor, while Michael the diver was displaying some acrobatics as he followed the boat with the Jet Skii.
While on the calm river, they got to a point when Kailondo suggested that they should ride into the sea. But Isioma and Dan rejected the idea. They then stopped, relaxed and were chatting while Dan was responding to news on the football game going on through his phone. Music was going on in the boat. Dan was on the back seat. Mr Kailondo took a bottle of whisky emptied part of it into Dan’s cup. Dan saw it, challenged him by asking whether he has forgotten that the cup was his and did not drink from the cup anymore. Isioma ensured that Dan did not drink from the cup again.
While everyone was relaxed, Kailondo was watching Dan and dancing. Then very suddenly and unexpectedly, Kailondo started the engine with very high speed and made an almost 360 degree turn anti-clock wise with the boat. The children and Isioma fell inside the boat as they lost balance, while Dan was thrown inside the river. Michael, the diver that was following the boat on Jet Skii was suddenly no longer in sight. Surprisingly, the young men that were sitting on the nose of the boat did not fall into the river. It shows they were expecting such a move.
Instead of Mr Kailondo to stop, he rode away for few minutes while Isioma and children were screaming for Kailondo to go and get their father. He reluctantly turned the boat to go and meet Dan, and then put-off the engine midway. In the meantime, Dan was swimming towards the boat. Isioma was fighting hard to prevent the children from jumping into the river because they wanted to go and rescue their father. Isioma cried and pleaded with Kailondo to go and assist her husband while the children were crying. She also pleaded with the two young men who were sitting on the nose of the boat to throw the Rescue Rope to her husband but they refused and suddenly claimed that they could not swim though Kailondo introduced them at the onset as divers.
All this while, Michael, the diver who was following the boat with Jet Skii was not in sight. The wife started calling for help with her phone when she saw the way things were going. Reluctantly, Kailondo removed his shirt, jumped into the river, swam to meet Dan who was already swimming towards the boat, held him from the back to prevent Dan from swimming towards the boat by clipping his hands to his body and the next thing they saw was that he sank into the water with Dan, stayed under water for sometime and came out of the water from another side without Dan. After this,Dan was not seen again. The divers that went on the cruise with them refuse to jump into the water to help Dan in spite of persistent plea from the wife. Isioma has to use phone to mobilize help from outside to help search for her husband. When Kailondo was challenged, he claimed that a force pulled Dan down and he saw blood and the river was boiling so he left Dan and escaped. He claimed it was witchcraft and that Dan was gone.
The forgoing is the summary of the sequence of events that led to the death of our son Daniel Orogun. As you read this report, some questions should come to your mind. Why did Kailondo start the engine of the boat suddenly and move at a very high speed to turn 360 degrees anti-clock wise? Why did he jump into the water seeing that Dan was swimming towards the boat and not throw the rope to Dan instead? Where was Michael the diver who was following the boat earlier with Jet Skii and doing acrobatic display? Why was it that no force in the river could pull Dan while he was swimming towards the boat until Kailondo got to him and held Dan from the back with his hands clipped to his body to prevent him from further swimming? Was Dan being drowned an accident?
OROGUN FAMILY’S POSITION
Kailondo did not know from the onset that Dan was a good swimmer. This fact was what complicated his plan of killing Dan and his entire family and made his intention of inviting the whole family clear. Another thing that he did not know about Dan was the fact that Dan did not drink the whisky he poured into his cup to get him drunk. His plan was to get him drunk on board before manipulating the boat in such a way unexpectedly to ensure that he fell into the river. The phone calls by Isioma to mobilize urgent external help made Kailondo to jump into the water in order to ensure that Dan got drown before any help could come. The sudden disappearance of Michael, the diver, was to enable him to be under water to act as the force under the water.
Kailondo did not act alone in the MURDER of Dan Orogun. He had an accomplice in Michael, the diver that suddenly disappeared. Michael was the force that pulled Dan from under the water while Kailondo held him from the back with his two hands clipped to his body to prevent Dan from struggling and swimming. It was therefore very important that he descended into the water with Dan. He left him after he had accomplished his mission. It is of note that shortly after Kailondo came out of the water that Michael also appeared. This was not a coincidence. It was an act of divine intervention that made Kailondo not to wipe out the whole family.
We are aware that George Kailondo has been sponsoring all the lies that were being fed to the Liberian Press. I must put on record unequivocally that:
i)Daniel Orogun knew how to swim;
ii)Daniel did not go to Kailondo house to Celebrate any wedding anniversary
iii) George Kailondo was the one that invited Dan and family for hosting;
iii) Michael, the Diver was an accomplice to Kailondo in the murder of our illustrious son, Daniel Orogun.
You may want to know why Kailondo turned the boat 360 degrees anti-clock wise, if he had turn it clock wise Dan would have been flung against a pole in the rear part of the boat which would have prevented him from falling from the boat into the river. The word of God says thou shall not kill or oppress a stranger in Zechariah 7: 9-13. You may also want to know that in his desperation to cover up his evil, he has gone to put life jackets in the boat, though none was in the boat for rescue team to use on day of the incident. Why the attempt at cover up if he has nothing to hide? We know that Kailondo is desperate to escape justice, but he is under a DIVINE WOE AND JUDGEMENT ALREADY. And any personality that may want to help him escape from justice shall be PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE WOE AND JUDGEMENT upon him already because God shall plead the Cause of the WIDOW and The FATHERLESS.
Obviously, Kailondo must have been using similar methods to get rid of people. Just that this time his Alibi failed him. My candid advice to everybody in Monrovia is that AVOID ANY INVITATION by George Kailondo for a Boat Ride. This incident happened at less than half a Nautical mile from his compound on the river bank. While rescuing efforts were going on he was sleeping in his house as early as 8.30 pm on the day of the incident. What a best friend of Dan as he claimed in some of the publications he sponsored. We are grateful to the Liberian Government for all the steps they have taken since coming into the picture.
The blood of Daniel is upon Kailondo, Michael and other conspirators in this terrible act of Wickedness along with their households and their generations if JESUS Tarries. They have sown to the wind, they shall reap whirlwind. I want to Appeal to the Director of National Police, Mr Clarence Chris Massquol, who is also a friend of the deceased not to allow the Marital ties between him and George Kailondo make him succumb to the pressure that this relationship will exert upon his office. These CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS ought to have been taken into custody instead of allowing them to roam the streets of Monrovia with impunity.
We thank the Liberian Government and Honorable Minister of Justice for all the steps so far taken towards prosecuting this case as we look forward to Justice. So far, the Nigerian and Liberian governments have taken no steps to bring Kailondo to Justice. He is living in a palace in Liberia protected by his wealth. Money must not buy freedom. He must be put in prison.
Thank you gentle men of the Press.
Kailodo was not readily available for comments.