Posted by Gbenga Abegunrin | 20 April 2019 | 1,060 times
A middle-aged man, Sunday Ige, narrowly escaped death when some suspected assailants who mistook him for his elder brother, Ayodele Bankole Ige, attacked him in the wee hours of Wednesday 17th April 2019, at their Ogunpa, Ibadan residence.
Sunday, who was seriously injured with machetes by the attackers, narrated to Crime Tracker on his hospital bed that about four hefty men stormed their family house located at Ogunpa area of Ibadan metropolis, the Oyo State capital around 11:30 pm on that fateful day.
According to him, while he was sleeping with other family members, the hoodlums gained entry into his apartment, which was formerly being used by his elder brother.
He explained further that after gaining entry into his apartment, the attackers bounced on him and started hitting him with cutlasses, until one of them noticed that he was not their actual target.
Sunday said: “I had been mercilessly wounded before one of them noticed that they had mistaken me for my elder brother, Ayodele, who had traveled for the past six years.
“The assailants told me that my brother is a bisexual but I don’t know what they were saying as I was groaning in pains in my pool of blood. They told me they have been on the trail of my brother for the past seven years. And that they got a tip-off that he was around, that was why they came for him.
“They shocked me by telling me that they had succeeded in killing my brother’s partner some months ago after trailing him for same period they have been trailing my brother”.
Sunday disclosed that before his brother travelled six years ago, he noticed that his brother was not fully himself as he was always feeling suspicious and jittery of any sign of strange sounds.
He affirmed that with this attack on their residence, which was equally vandalised, he could relate it with his brother’s sudden apprehension.
He disclosed that every other member of the family had since the attack vacated their house for fear of further attacks.
• Sourced from Daily Independent report
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