Oyo Commissioner escapes death, driver killed   


Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Oyo State, Mr. Abdu-Raheem Abiodun escaped death on Tuesday night after gunmen shot at his car killing his driver, Mr. Lukman Fabayo, and injuring the police officer attached to him, Mr. Muritala Atanda.

Abiodun according to multiple accounts was just dropped off at his Olomi-Academy home by Fabayo and Atanda and the duo were returning to the State secretariat in the commissioner’s car when the marauding gunmen on motorcycle struck, and shot at the vehicle with bullets hitting both.

While the driver died instantly, the police orderly is said to be receiving treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

Meanwhile the Police Commissioner Shina Olukolu has ruled out suggestion that it was an assassination attempt on the commissioner.

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