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One killed as House of Representatives member escapes assassination in Ogun

One killed as House of Representatives member escapes assassination in Ogun

- Mr Oladipupo Adebutu has escaped assassination

- The lawmaker escaped assassination in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun state on Wednesday night, July 5

The House of Representatives member representing Ikene/Shagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, Mr Oladipupo Adebutu has escaped assassination in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state on Wednesday night, July 5.

According to reports, some suspected political thugs shot at his convoy at about 7pm killing one of his supporters in the Oke-Ide area of the town.

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The legislator was said to be returning from a meeting of the Ogun West Senatorial District Peoples Democratic Party in Aiyetoro, headquarters of Yewa North Local Government area.

He was said to have made a stop-over in Ota to pay a solidarity visit to some arrested party members when he was attacked.

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According to an eyewitness, an unidentified supporter of the lawmaker, who was also part of his convoy, was hit by a stray bullet and died on the spot.

Kashamu was ordered to appear before the police by a Federal High Court in Abuja over an allegation of attempted murder of a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikene/Shagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, Mr Oladipupo Adebutu.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday July 6 insisted that the senator must honour police invitation extended to him over Adebutu’s petition.

The justice also stated that the same special investigating panel had been directed by the Inspector-General of Police to investigate Kashamu’s counter-petition against Adebutu.

Going further, the justices also insisted that the police must carry out their probe into the allegation leveled against the senator in their facilities and not in private houses of citizens.

However, the judge in a clear message to the police and DSS stated that attempts to capitalize on the investigation by arresting, incarcerating or transporting the senator to the United States on allegations bordering on illicit drug charges will be an unlawful venture.

Mr Oladipupo Adebutu in a petition dated August 22, 2016 alleged that Senator Kashamu in company of some political thugs made attempts to murder him during Peoples Democratic Party’s convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on August 16, 2016.

However, in a counter-petition dated August 26, 2016, Kashamu wrote to the IGP that Adebutu was instigating the police and the DSS against him.

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