Friday, August 19, 2011

Ex-Agagu aide killed in Lagos

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Special Assistant to former Governor Ondo State Olusegun Agaguon Multilateral Relations, Mr. Bode Obolo, was reportedly murdered by persons suspected to be assassinsat the Iju  Waterworks area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday.

The younger brother of the deceased, Idowu Obolo, who broke the news to journalists in Akure,

said Obolo arrived in the country during the week after two years of political exile and was to
visit his family at Okitipupa before the incident.

Idowu added that the assassins numbering about eight scaled through the fence of their house and

forcibly gained entry into the house.

He said, “When they entered the house, the assailants repeatedly asked after his elder brother who had hidden in one of the rooms in the building.

“The assassins, who later discovered the hideout of the deceased, shot him at the abdomen and on his right leg.

“He was later rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical treatment where he breathed his last.”

Meanwhile, friends and family members have besieged his house along Erinje Road, Okitipupa, to commiserate with the widow.

Obolo was said to have been banned from holding political office for a period of 10 years by the Ondo State House of Assembly.

His ban followed his alleged involvement in running a secret account in his capacity as the head of the multilateral unit of the governor’s office without the knowledge of the state government.

He was asked to appear before the House to clear his name concerning the scandal, but did not honour the invitation.

He reportedly fled the country at the heat of the problem which almost soiled his political career.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Samuel Jinadu, said he was not aware of the incident.

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