Oyo Accord leader escapes assassination

Accord Party

Oladejo’s security guard was killed

A member of the Accord Party in Oyo State, Soji Oladejo, narrowly escaped death on Sunday when a gang suspected to be hired assassins visited his house at Ogbere Moradeyo, Sawmill, Ibadan, asking for him.

His private guard, whose name was given as P. A. Oyadotun, was not lucky though, as he was hacked down by the assailants.

Mr. Oladejo, also known as Success, said it was divine intervention that saved him from imminent death. He said he was attending a night vigil at a nearby church when the agents of death struck his home.

According to him, the gang entered the house around 2.05 a.m after breaking the fence and forcing their way through.

“They killed the guard and threatened to kill all members of my household if I was not produced,” he said.

The politician added that gang thought he was hiding inside his car parked inside the compound and sporadically fired guns shots at the vehicle.

“After dealing with my household and they established that I was not in the house, they left taking away one of my children’s’ laptop,” he stated further.

The state police command was yet to officially comment on the incident when this report was being filed, but detectives from the Agugu Police station had already visited the scene probably to commence investigations.

Sympathisers are also thronging to Mr. Oladejo’s house to identify with him.

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