Barely a day to the House of Assembly election the All Progressive Congress’ candidate for the House of assembly in Ekiti State, Mr. Adeyemi Ajibade escaped assassination in his home town, Osun Ekiti on Wednesday night March 7th 2019 by unknown hoodlums, The Nation reports.
Ajibade who is seeking to represent Moba Constituency 1 in the Saturday’s election tactfully escaped death from the hand of the underworld men who stormed his residence at about 11:58 PM.
But the attempt was voided as a result of extra vigilant and alert by the people around the residence when the hoodlums arrived.
While some of the hoodlums had already gained partial entrance, others were reportedly still hanging outside.
On sighting the strange movement and sounds around that time, Ajibade said he raised alert and cried for help which led to awakeness of the neighbours. And this amounted to quick vacation of the thugs from the area.
“I thank God for voiding the attempt by using the neighbours for my safety.
“The hoodlums were five in number with dangerous weapons in their possession. They forced the door to gain entrance but as I observed that I decided to shout and cry for help.
“My neighbours came out en masse to rescue me. They ran away when they realised that people gathered together to protect myself and my family”, he said.
It would be recalled that similar incident occurred on October 17th, 2018 which led to the death of an APC Chairman in Moba local Government Mr. Moses Adeoye who was killed at his residence in Otun Ekiti
Meanwhile, the assassination attempt on Mr Ajibade Adeyemi has been reported to security agencies in Ekiti State.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti division, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the case has not been reported at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.
“I have not been briefed but I know that the matter would have been under serious investigation since the victim said our men had been informed.
“I am going to contact our men at the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) to know how far they have gone about the case”, Ikechukwu said.
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