Ekiti lawmaker shot by unknown gunmen

Posted by Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado Ekiti | 26 October 2018 | 884 times

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A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adedeji, narrowly escaped death at the early hour of Friday as he was shot in the head by unknown gunmen on his way to Akure, Ondo State capital.

Adedeji, who was rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti, where he was admitted at the Accident and Emergency unit for intensive care, had since been moved to the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti.

The lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was one of the legislators that impeached the former Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole and replaced with Hon Adeniran Alagbada of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Segun Adewumi, told journalists on Friday that, Adedeji, representing Ekiti Southwest constituency II was shot in the head .

According to him, the shot lawmaker was immediately whisked to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), where he was admitted at the Accident and Emergency unit for intensive care.

Adewumi, also of the PDP extraction, added that the lawmaker was accosted on the road by the gunmen and was shot while trying to escape the scene by putting his car in reverse.

“When he was accosted on the way, the lawmaker wanted to flee the scene by putting his car on reverse gear to another direction, but these evil men opened fire on his vehicle and the bullets hit him on the head.

 “He was immediately taken to hospital in Ado Ekiti where he received emergency treatment. ”

It was however gathered that the lawmaker had been referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti.

Sourced from Daily Trust report 


Source: News Express

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