Oyo APC Governorship Candidate Escapes Death As Suspected Assassins Attack His Residence
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, reportedly escaped an assassination attempt in Ibadan, the state capital on Thursday.
The media aide to the governorship candidate, Yekeen Olaniyi, who confirmed the attack, narrated that a group of masked gunmen stormed 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.
Olaniyi said, “Oga escaped an assassination attempt on his life this evening. He had a scheduled meeting with his family members at Oja’gbo. As you are aware, he is 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 however 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 Teslim Folarin.