Last Updated on October 17, 2020 by Ope Quadri
- It was an attempt to assassinate Oyetola – Osun Government
The vehicles in the convoy of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, were on Saturday attacked by thugs while addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo.
Some of the photos shared by his Senior Special Assistant on Media Mabel Aderonke showed that some of the vehicles in his convoy were vandalised by hoodlums.
“There was a scary attempt on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s life by armed thugs on Saturday in Osogbo,” @MabelAderonkeN tweeted.
It was gathered that one person was killed during the attack. It was unclear how he died, but popular Nigeria’s hip-pop artiste David Adeleke popularly called Davido accused the security on the governor’s convoy for the killing.
It was an attempt to assassinate Oyetola – Osun Government
The Osun State government has said the attack during the endsars protest in the state capital was an attempt to assassinate the governor.
The Osun State Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode, stated this a few hours ago, calling it a premeditated attempt to assassinate Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
Oyetola and some of his aides walked along with the EndSARS protesters from Oke-fia to join others at popular Olaiya junction when suspected hoodlums launched an attack on the crowd. One person was killed on the spot, others sustained injuries.
Egbemode said the attack was beyond the #EndSARS protest, “It was an assassination attempt. The people who launched the attack were not protesters at all.
“It was not a spontaneous attempt. The attackers had it all planned. They had guns and other weapons.
“It was simply a street coup to take out the governor, his deputy and the secretary to the state government,” the former Editor said.