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Gunmen attack APC chieftain in Abeokuta


ABEOKUTA — A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State, Chief  Kushimo Lukmon, was  yesterday, attacked by unknown gunmen who broke into his house at Ita-Eko, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

APC-chieftainThe chieftain was reportedly escaped death following prompt intervention of men of Vigilance Service of Ogun State.Speaking on hospital bed, Lukmon said a gang of six men invaded his residence at 5,Famuyiwa close, Surulere, Ita-Eko, Abeokuta, around 1:am  and threatened to kill him if he did not drop his ambition for Ogun State House of Assembly.

He said he was hit on the head and arm with a sharp objects which made him lost consciousness before he was rushed to the hospital.Narrating his ordeal, the victim said the assailants were wearing masks and came with dangerous weapons such as guns, rods, acid and matches.

“They did not steal anything but almost raped my wife and threatened to kidnap my children before they were chased away by men of vigilante.“I was also warned not to contest for Ogun State House of Assembly from Abeokuta South constituency II in 2015.

They said what I saw is a tip of an ice bag.“My life is in danger  and because I could recall that I escaped a gun shot  last week from unknown gunmen”, he said.

When asked whether if he had reported the case to a police station, the victim said  men of vigilante have done that.

Attempt to contact the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi was unsuccessful as he could not be reached.


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