Posted by Temidayo Akinsuyi | 7 June 2019 | 1,609 times
Segun Akanni, a former Chief of Staff to Aare Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has raised the alarm over alleged attempts by some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) loyal to Adams to assassinate him.
Akanni also posted a video of how he was attacked at Mobil Filling Station at Gbagada on Wednesday by certain elements suspected to be members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC). He has since been hospitalised.
In his statement titled ‘My life is in danger’ which he posted on his social media pages yesterday, Akanni said he had gone to meet an old friend at the Mobil Filling Station in Gbagada when some hoodlums suddenly emerged from nowhere and attacked him.
“I have a strong feeling some people are after my life. I do not know what I did to them. I have fixed an appointment with an old friend at Mobil Filling Station in Gbagada. Unfortunately, my car was not in good condition but I had to manage it there”.
”On getting to the place, I met this old friend and after exchanging pleasantries, we were both examining the car I brought because I complained to my friend how the wheels of the car were unstable. Suddenly, a group of men emerged from nowhere. They started calling me ole! Ole!! (Thief), ‘traitor’
“They started chasing me all around. One of them brought out a tyre and wanted to set me ablaze. I had to run across the express to the police station in the opposite direction. It was the policemen on duty that eventually rescued me and led me back to the filling station to pick my car”.
Akanni recalled how he relinquished his role in December following some allegations levelled against him; which he described as untrue. Nonetheless, he added that both he and his former boss parted ways in peace while he took his fate philosophically.
“Ever since I left Oga (referring to Adams), I have moved on with my life, so I do not know why I should be a target of elimination by certain elements.’
However, Aare Adams absolved himself of the allegation, saying Akanni is suffering from irrelevance after being sacked from the group. He also challenged him to take his case to the police for investigation.
He said: “Since he (Akanni) knows those who attacked him, why can’t he inform the same police that rescued him to arrest and investigate those who attacked him?” (Daily Independent)
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