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How a former LGA Chairman was attacked at Late Adeniji Adele's resident

According to the NATION, a Former Chairman of the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Council Area in Lagos State Ayodele Adewale yesterday said an attack on him at the residence of the late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele was premeditated.

Adewale was on Friday attacked at the A Close, 712 Road Festac Town residence of the former Commissioner for Sports when he went on a condolence visit.

Prince Adeniji-Adele, who died in India on Thursday where he went on treatment, was the father-in-law to Adewale.

Adewale told The Nation that some hoodlums and some members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard attacked him and his orderly.

According to him, he got information that they were planning to attack him but still went to commiserate with the family after being persuaded.

Adewale’s Landrover SUV marked APP183DM had its back windscreen and left side window smashed; his Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) aide, Michael Olusegun, was dispossessed of his two bonded magazines rifle, with over 50 rounds of ammunition.

The aide, who was said to have fired into the air during the attack, was also injured.

Reliving his ordeal, Adewale said: “On getting the information about the death of Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, members of my family met and decided that my father and mother should lead a team to commiserate with the family.

“My father went and on getting to their family house, he was attacked by Prince Adelani Adeniji-Adele who shouted at him that he should leave their house. As this was happening, my wife walked out of the house and confronted Prince Adelani telling him not to destroy her marriage or insult her father-in-law.

“She was joined by Dr. Adeniji-Adele, the eldest child of Oba Adeniji Adele, who had come out to beg my father while appealing to him to meet other members of their family.

“On that day, one of Adeniji-Adele’s sons had said he would lead boys to attack me should I visit the family house or at the funeral.

“I had concluded not to visit the place anymore until Chief Demola Seriki called me from Texas to greet my wife and also begged that I should visit the Adele family because of posterity.

“At about 10am on May 6, I got a telephone call from Chief Ajayi Bembe, one of the white cap Chiefs in Lagos that he was at the Adele’s residence and that I should come over. I replied that I have great respect for him but I was sorry because I had got information of a plan to attack me.

“So, I refused. He then came to my house with my wife begging me to follow him. He was with me for over an hour. Then, I followed him because I did not want to be seen as a difficult person.

“On arrival at the Adele family house, some hoodlums, members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard attacked me and my NSCDC security guard.

“I called the Area E commander of the police for a back up and also informed the state party chairman Otunba Henry Ajomale, Senator Tokubo Afikuyomi, the SSS, Chief Seriki and Mr. Tayo Ayinde.

Confirming the incident, police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), said efforts were on to arrest the suspects.