Assassins trace federal lawmaker from Ikirun to Abuja road, strike at Okenne

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Hon. Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, the member representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was traced from his Ikirun home to as far as Okenne in Kogi before opening fire on his convoy.

According to a statement credited to his media office, the lawmaker and his wife left Ikirun on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday.

They headed straight for Akure airport where they connected a flight to Abuja, and their drivers had to drive on to Abuja.

It was at the point the couple shook off a green Honda CRV one of the two drivers later recalled he saw right from Ikirun.

At Okenne the two vehicles came under fire.

“The two cars, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux were, however, attacked along Akure-Kogi road and the gun shots were directed to where it was suspected that Lekan Afolabi would be seated in both cars,” the statement said.

“The front tyres of both cars, windscreen, rear seat and the fuse boxes were shot at and as a result, the vehicles could not start again,” he disclosed.

The incident has been reported to the police.