Ogun LG Aspirant Escapes Assassination

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A local government chairman aspirant, Ekundayo Olusola
escaped assassination by whisker as gunmen stormed his residence at the wee
hours of Friday in search of him. Olusola, who is the
incumbent vice chairman of Abeokuta South local government council is among
those eyeing the chairmanship seat in the next local government election in the state.
An eyewitness accounts
that the gunmen stormed his residence asking for him but were told that he was
not around. They then pounced on his wife and kids. They beat them and could
have possibly killed them if not for the quick intervention of neighbours,” the
eyewitness said.

The incident
occurred at Olusola’s residence located at Ekundayo compound, Obantoko area of
Abeokuta in Ogun state.
Speaking on her
hospital bed, Mrs.Olusola Adijat Ekundayo disclosed that they were attacked by
six men who were requesting for the whereabout of her husband.
“A gang of six men
invaded our house around 2:30 am and threatened to kill me and my three
children if I did not tell them where my husband was.
“They also
threatened that if he went ahead with his chairmanship ambition, he will lose
his life and that of his household.
“My children,
Shallom, Temitope and Oluwatomisin were seriously beaten. They used sharp
objects to hit them all and they lost their consciousness and were rushed to
the hospital.
“These people were
masked so I cannot identify anyone of them. They were fully armed as they came
with dangerous weapons like guns, iron rod, acid and machete.
“They did not steal
anything in the house, they vandalized my husband car, a Toyota Camry. The boys
nearly raped me but I begged them profusely and was crying at the same time.
But it was God that saved us from the terror,” she submitted.
She however
disclosed that threat messages have been sent to her husband warning him to
drop his political ambition of becoming the Chairman of Abeokuta South local
government council.
“With the action of
these men, I want to say emphatically that what we saw then was just a tip of
the iceberg because our life is in danger. They told me categorically that if
they see my husband, they will kill him, so that he will not contest for the
chairmanship seat,” Mrs Ekundayo disclosed.
Asked if she has
reported the matter to the police, the woman who was still wriggling in pains
said the local vigilante reported the case to the police while she was taken to
the hospital along with her children.
Efforts to get the
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi to comment
on the matter proved futile as his phone lines were not connecting as at the
time of filing this report.
Attempt to reach Mr
Ekundayo Olusola on phone was futile as all his mobile lines were off.

But a community
security man, who pleaded anonymity, said that they traced the assailants but
could not find them.
Source: Pm News

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