Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

On Monday, gunmen suspected of being paid assassins opened fire on the vehicle of Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, the member of the House of Representatives representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency.

The incident occurred along the Akure-Okenne route in Kogi State, according to a statement claimed to his media office.

The lawmaker and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi, had just left their home town of Ikirun on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday, and were dropped off by his drivers at the Akure Airport to catch a connecting flight to Abuja, while his drivers continued the journey by road to Abuja, according to the statement.

Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

“However, the two automobiles, a Ford SUV and a Ford Hilux, were attacked along the Akure-Kogi route, with gunshots directed at the seats of both cars, where it was anticipated that Lekan Afolabi would be sat.”

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“Both cars’ front tyres, windscreens, back seats, and fuse boxes were shot at, and the vehicles could not start again,” he explained.

According to the statement, one of the drivers in the lawmaker’s convoy had seen a green Honda CRV following them from Osun early Monday morning.

The police have been notified of the event.

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