A former director at the Lagos Internal Revenue Service, Mrs. Olanike Disu, has passed away barely hours after her birthday.

Mrs Disu is a highly respected woman in tax circles, and had earned the nickname, Madam Tax.

According to a report by TVC, she died in mysterious circumstances at a private hospital after complaining that she was not feeling too well.

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Confirming her death, the members of Council, Management and Secretariat of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Of Nigeria regrets issued a statement announcing the:“ unfortunate demise of a member of the Executive Committee of Council, Mrs Olanike Disu, FCTI which occurred today, September 4, 2017. ”

The statement added that “She was the current Chairman of the 2018 Annual Tax Committee (ATC). She was also an Assistant Director with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) until her death. We pray that God will comfort her family and the CITN family, and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”. 

Disu was an alumnae of Oklahoma City University where she bagged a BA in Mass Communications in 1986.

Her husband reportedly died just weeks ago, and she is survived by her two children.