THE Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Wale Adedayo, escaped death by a whisker on Saturday night as a six-man gun-wielding gang, suspected to be assassins, ambushed his car in Ilishan and opened fire on him.
A source, who spoke to journalists on the incident in Abeokuta on Sunday, attributed the escape of the CPS to “the quick response of Adedayo and luck.”
It was learnt that Adedayo was alone in his Toyota Camry car, OG 379A 01, on his way from his home town, Ijebu-Ife to Abeokuta, the state capital, through Ijebu/Igbo-Ago Iwoye area, when the gunmen, wielding AK 47 rifles, attacked his vehicle.
It was learnt that the attack took place around 10pm on the Ilishan/Ago-Iwoye road as two vehicles drew level with Adedayo‘s car while the passengers in the vehicles opened fire on the CPS.
A close source to the chief press secretary, who craved anonymity, described Adedayo‘s escape as “miraculous.”
The source added that one of the two vehicles the suspected assassins used bore the state government’s number plate.
The source said, “His attackers were in two vehicles, with one of them having the state government‘s number plate. As he approached the town, his attacker’s cars blocked his passage attempting to shoot him.