Oni's Lawyer attacked, PA's car snatched

By Lere Olayinka
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Counsel to Chief Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State at the National Judicial Council (NJC) Probe panel, Mr. Lekan Olatawura, was on Saturday attacked by unknown assailants, even as a car belonging to the Personal Assistant to the former governor, Bunmi Ojo was snatched at gunpoint.

The incidents took place between the hours of 9 pm and 10 pm on Saturday.

Ojo's black coloured Toyota Avalon Limited Edition, 2008 model, with registration number Ekiti AE 989 DEK, Engine number: 4T1BK36BX8U297291 was snatched at gun point in front of his house at about 9.30pm in front of his house.

The PA said he was accosted by six gun-wielding young men, who drove in a brown coloured Toyota Camry (pencil) car.

"They pointed gun at me and ordered me out of the car. I complied and they took the car away," Ojo said.

Ojo, who disclosed that he had already reported the incident at the Oke-Ila Police Station in Ado-Ekiti said it was only because he did not struggle with the robbers that saved his live, adding that; "They threatened to shoot me if I argue with them."

In the case of Olatawura, he was trailed from Ilawe road to Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ado-Ekiti.

He said; "When I noticed the speed at which the Camry car was trailing me, I decided to turn to an untarred road very close to a new generation Bank, but they followed me.

"Immediately I saw the car following me, I made to run out of my car but they jumped out of their own vehicle and pulled out guns. I was then asked to lie faced-down, during which they took away my car key and phone."

Olatawura, who also said the vehicle used by the assailants was a brown coloured Toyota Camry, otherwise known as Pencil said he had informed the police at Okesa Police Station, Ado-Ekiti.