A member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Soji Akinkurolere, has survived an assassination attempt at his home in Okitipupa in Ondo State , thanks to one of his trusted aides.
Five gun totting men had stormed his home but Akinkurolere escaped with his family without harm.
An eye witness said, “ I was on the other side of the road when I saw a vehicle parked some distance from the residence with men inside. I was surprised when I saw a man who had been sitting in the front seat of the car come down from the residence and made phone calls. Immediately he finished making the calls, he tapped the other guys seated in the back seat and they headed for the home of Honorable Akinkurolere. The last thing I heard was sporadic gunshots”.
The gunmen reportedly searched the residence for an hour and damaged property and vehicles with their random shooting.
Vehicles belonging to the Assemblyman, marked with bullet holes were seen parked outside his home.
A source said the case had been turned over to the criminal investigation department at Command Headquarters in Akure.
Ondo State Police Spokesman, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the case had been transferred and a business man arrested in connection with the assassination attempt.