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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Photos: Ondo lawmaker survives assasination attempt

An Ondo State House of Assembly member, Soji Akinkurolere, survived an assassination attempt on Monday January 6th at his home in Okitipupa in Ondo state thanks to one of his trusted aides.

Sahara Reporters reports that Mr Akinkurolere's aide foiled the assassination attempt when 5 gunmen raided the lawmaker's private residence. Akinkurolere escaped with his family, without harm.
"I was on the other side of the road when I saw a vehicle parked some distance from the residence with men inside," a neighbor in Okitipupa told SaharaReporters. "I was surprised when I saw a man, whom had been sitting in the front seat of the car, come down from the residence and start making phone calls. Immediately he dropped the calls, he tapped the other guys seated in the back seat and they headed to the home of Honorable Akinkurolere. The last thing I heard was sporadic gunshots."
The five gunmen turned up at residence Monday evening demanding to see the Assemblyman. An argument broke out with his aide, and gun shots were fired. The noise and call from the aide alerted Akinkurolere and his family who escaped out of the backdoor.

Gunmen searched the residence for an hour and caused property damage to buildings and vehicles with their random shooting.

SaharaReporters called the lawmaker and his family for comment, but calls were were not returned.
Okitipupa Divisional Police Station would not comment on the assassination attempt, but vehicles belonging to the Assemblyman, marked with bullet holes, could be seen parked outside.

A source said the case had been turned over to the criminal investigation department at Command Headquarters in Akure.

Ondo State Police Spokesman, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the case had been transferred, and a business man has been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt, and is helping police with their inquiries.

Sahara Reporters read the statement given by the suspect in which he wrote he did not send anyone to kill the lawmaker.

In the same statement, the suspect said he was both a supporter of the lawmaker, helping him win his assembly seat, and a frequent critic of the lawmaker on social media.

Source: Sahara Reporters

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

D wonderment of bullets!
~D great anonymous!

Itohan Tlove said...

Thk ur baba God.

keen said...

Thank GOD for his life

Bonita Bislam said...

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cherish george said...

Oh God! Wat is all this dis new yr

Ifyawazie said...

Hmmm.To God be the glory.

Abdul Kholiq said...

excellent !!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Thank God he survived the attempt.

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chemmywalata walata said...

Smh is it not time for these govt ppl to start installing CCTV everywhere n constant electricity it will help in curbing crimes #myownopinion

Myke said...

Thank God they didn't get him.

jeneviv Emma said...

God is gr8t,tnk God 4 they were saved.

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Anonymous said...

Yorubas and political killings!!na wa only jah knows how many that would die in the next ekiti guber election...one is already down

Stephen Ikiyei said...

God pls help us oh.... 2015!!!

success igbinoba said...

Tank God for his life n dat of his family

Anonymous said...

hmmmmn Nigeria politics

Anonymous said...

Thank God for your life


success igbinoba said...

I really don't knw wat dis country is turning into can't even boost of better security.hisssssssssss. well tank God nothing happened to d man n his family

Mac said...

Tanx God for your life

Ann Marie said...

seems everyone now has a snipers list. thank God for his life

Anonymous said...

Glory be to God.

win said...

Thank God for saving you and your family. still another opportunity from God to do things right in case you are wanting in that area.

hannah oyindamola said...

Thanks God 4 u

majek said...

It would had been very brutal if he was caught...hussle for power. And money

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Thank God for his life!

Anonymous said...

God is the protector, i thank him 4 their lifes

Anonymous said...

Don't frame that business man joor,his political opponents at work.being a critic doesn't mean he will send assassin to him,

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wat a country!! 2015 thingz oo. Dis is just d beginning, dey r all evils. God help us oo. @SHOK

jvc said...

4me tnk GOD nobody was hurt,d aids allowance must b increased. oda comments reservd na obodo adirozi nma...............nwa lbeku

Anonymous said...

Politics...Dirty business.

FAMMIE said...

Thank God For His Life

Anonymous said...

I tank God 4 ur life, but pls fulfill d promised he make 4 ppl lo!

B said...

Thank God! What happened to the Aide?

Zenki brown said...

Thank God for His life nd dat ☀f His family

bella okon said...

Thank God for their safety.

Gist Naija said...

thank God but now is time to turn to God and start doing the right things

Lilly p said...

Na ogun ofeh e use..no any escape tru backdoor kan kan

Anonymous said...

Wetin did he do?

Anonymous said...

apc and all means tins

diamondblinqZ said...

Ha. Tank God o

zee said...

No one is safe in this country of ours, it saddens me big time!

mosumola4love said...

Thank ur baba God

olubukola luro said...

behold the coming of an election.....

Amarachukwu said...

Tank God for your life.

Anonymous said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

He don sh*t for church! Hilary Obiorah

Anonymous said...

The guy looks so dumb.our politicians are all programmed. To embezzle

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