ODDITY: Lawmaker Attacked By Unknown Gunmen
LEGISREPORTS NG – A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (Ado/Irepodun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency), has been attacked by unknown assailants, who shot at his car.
Narrating his experience to our reporter over the phone, the lawmaker said: “I was in Igede-Ekiti to complete the negotiation for a space for my constituency office in Ado-Ekiti. As we were about leaving, we heard the sound of a stone on the Prado Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). I was conveyed to the town in that vehicle, but unknown to my assailants, I was leaving in the Land Cruiser my driver brought later.
He explained that when they realized that he was not in the Prado, they shot at the Land Cruiser, but he escaped by the whiskers.
He implored security agencies to call his assailants to order. “No amount of threat would stand between me and my determination to pursue the 2014 governorship agenda,” he said.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain said four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being detained at the Okesa Police Station in Ado-Ekiti.
He said: “Some powerful forces in government have started mounting pressure on the Area Commander of Okesa Police Station to release those detained.”
Police Commissioner Sotonye Wakama said the command was aware of the incident, but denied that anyone was arrested.
This report was prepared by our reporter in Ado-Ekiti