Osun lawmaker escapes assassination attempt


The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo, had a close shave with death on Sunday when some unknown gunmen attacked him at the venue of a constituency meeting in Ikire, Osun State.

Oriolowo was at the All Progressives Congress (APC) constituency meeting which was organised by Osun West party members at Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area, when some thugs with cutlasses and other weapons invaded the meeting to launch an attack.

He was reportedly whisked away for safety as the thugs attacked other party members at the meeting.

Oriolowo posted on his Facebook page that the assailants attempted to assassinate him.

He wrote, “Just escaped an Assassination attempt on my life and that of my entourage. To God be the glory, we are safe and alive.

The lawmaker’s Senior Legislative Aide, Adams Adedimeji, who also confirmed the development, said Oriolowo was the main target of the assassins.

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