The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Ibadan, the state capital on Thursday.
Folarin’s special adviser on media and publicity, Yekeen Olaniyi, who disclosed this said a group of masked gunmen invaded his principal’s ancestral home at Oja’gbo area in the Ibadan North-East Local Government area of the state around 8 pm in search of Folarin who had a scheduled meeting with his family members.
According to Olaniyi, Folarin had a scheduled meeting with his family members at Oja’gbo, being the one representing his family at the Olubadan line as Asaju Olubadan. So, he was supposed to hold the meeting between 6:30 and 7pm but because he was on air at a radio station, he couldn’t meet up at that time.
“He didn’t leave the radio station until around 8:40 pm. So, the gunmen invaded the area around 8pm thinking that he was there and started shooting sporadically and wounded many people.”
Olaniyi, therefore, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, through the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, and other security agencies to beef up security around his boss.