A popular politician and strong member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Hon. Olanbiwonninu Azeez, has run for dear life as assailants pounced on sister beat her black and blue but narrowly cheated death.
Following this ugly and condemnable political brouhaha and alleged threat to life Mr. Azeez has therefore sought refuge abroad.
It was gathered that the unrepentant gang suspected to be assassins are allegedly trailing the politician.
This attack which is one in the series of political attacks in Southwest, Nigeria in recent time, especially towards 2019 general elections. one of such political attacks, was the assassination of Hon. Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as ‘Sugar’, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State who was brutally murdered during Governorship Elections in the country.
Meanwhile, it was gathered sometime last year that Hon Azeez’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State was invaded. But, he was not available, his family miraculously escaped and had since taken flight abroad, but the recent trailing of the politician to his sister-in-law house at Idi-Iroko in Ogun State might not be unconnected with a piece of information that the politician would return to Nigeria soon.
Speaking on behalf of Hon. Azeez, who had gone into hiding abroad, Mrs Temitayo Imasuen, a sister-in-law to the politician at Idi-Iroko area of Ipokia local government of Ogun State, said that some unknown gunmen invaded her residence, looking for Hon Olanbiwonninu Azeez and his family to be assassinated.
Mrs Imasuen disclosed that the gunmen invaded her house at Idi-Iroko in Ogun State on Thursday 25th April, 2019 with a mission to kill the said politician, having ransacked her house and inquired about the whereabouts of the politician.
Hon Azeez’s sister-in-law, who spoke with our Correspondent at Idi-Iroko, said that the gunmen, four of them, did not spare her and her husband. She confirmed that they seriously beating when the family could not provide them information on the whereabouts of Hon Olanbiwonninu Azeez.
When asked about the whereabouts of the politician, Mrs Imasuen declared that Hon Azeez has been left the country for Canada since threat to his life began, saying, “due to insecurity that is rampant in this country in recent time, it is only sensible for my brother-in-law to run abroad to for dear life.
Enquiry into the case from the Ogun State Police Command for more information on the incident was thwarted by inability to get intelligence reports on the issue.