A candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, for the tomorrow’s (Saturday) House of Assembly election in Ekiti State, Mr. Adeyemi Ajibade, has escaped assassination attempt in his home town, Osun Ekiti on Wednesday night by unknown hoodlums.
Ajibade, who is seeking election to represent Moba Constituency 1 in the Saturday’s escaped being killed by yet to be identified men of the underworld who stormed his residence at about 11:58PM on faithful day.
Information from the source said the attempt was voided as a result of extra vigilant and the alert by the people around the residence when the killers arrived.
The source said the hoodlums had already gained partial entrance, while other were reportedly still hanging outside the house.
When strange movement was noticed around the building and some sounds around that time, Ajibade was said he raised alarm and cried for help which led to awareness of the neighbors. And this amounted to quick vacation of the thugs from the area.
“I thank God for voiding the attempt by using the neighbor for my safety.
“The hoodlums are sent by PDP. They are 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 neighbors 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 in October the 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 at had been informed”, Ikechuckwu said.