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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

Some gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm.

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt.

Gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash.

Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop.

He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep.

“They forced the gate open, shooting sporadically into the air and shouting ‘where is Biyi Odunlade?’. I had just stepped out of my residence,” Odunlade said.

The Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus of the Osun APC, Adelowo Adebiyi, had alleged that forces in the government and IleriOluwa, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, was plotting to assassinate some of their members especially its leadership.

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