Unknown gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have attacked the convoy of the House of Representatives member, Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, in Akure-Okene road in Kogi State.
The lawmaker representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency in Osun State.
According to the report, the incident occurred on Monday along the Akure-Okenne road in Kogi State.
A statement released by a lawmaker’s media aide said his boss and his wife, Mrs Abimbola Afolabi had left their home town, Ikirun, Osun State on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday and were driven to the Akure Airport to take a flight to Abuja.
The drivers of the lawmaker, however, continued the journey by road to Abuja.
A lawmaker’s media aide disclosed that the incident occurred along the Akure-Okenne road in Kogi State.
“The two cars, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux were, however, attacked along Akure-Kogi road and the gunshots were directed to where it was suspected that Lekan Afolabi would be seated in both cars.
“The front tyres of both cars, windscreen, rear seat and the fuse boxes were shot at and as a result, the vehicles could not start again,” he disclosed.
It was reported that one of the drivers in the convoy of the lawmaker had noticed that a green Honda CRV had been trailing them from Osun in the early hours of Monday.
The incident has since been reported to the police.