A member of the House of Representatives representing Boripe/Ifelodun/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency in Osun State, Hon Lekan Afolabi escaped assassination attempt on Monday.

According to the Press Release by his media office, the incident occured along Akure-Okenne road in Kogi state.

Afolabi was not in any of the cars riddled with bullets as he and his wife had boarded aircraft at the Akure Airport enroute Abuja when the incident happened.

“The lawmaker who with his wife; Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi left Ikirun (his hometown) this morning after a successful APC State Congress at the weekend He was to be dropped by his drivers at Akure Airport to connect Abuja flight while drivers continue the journey on the road to Abuja.

“The two cars (Ford SUV and Ford Hilux) were however attacked along Akure-Kogi road with direct bullets to Asoju Rere (Afolabi) side of the seat on both cars. The cars were shot on the front tyres, windscreen, rear seat, amazing NG other areas. But to the glory of God, Hon. Olalekan Afolabi and his wife escaped unhurt.


“According to one of the drivers, he said an Honda CRV Green Colour has been trailing Asoju Rere from Osun early this morning but he didn’t put any negative meaning to it before they attacked the 2 vehicles after Akure.”

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