By Tayo ABIOLA
A senior aide to Solomon Adeola, the senator representing Ogun West in the National Assembly, Mr Adeniyi Sanni, has been reportedly killed in yet to be ascertained circumstances in Lagos early Saturday morning.
In a statement in Abuja, Kayode Odunaro, spokesperson to Senator Adeola, said the remains of Adeniyi was found with gunshot wounds dumped at Toyota bus stop in Oshodi area of Lagos on Saturday morning.
She added that a passerby had called the wife with the Next of Kin phone number on Adeniyi’s driver’s license to inform her of the discovery of the body of her husband.
The statement indicated that Sanni had earlier called his wife to send his vehicle papers to him by WhatsApp, indicating that he was stopped by security operatives at a checkpoint in Berger Area.
But the wife raised alarm as her husband became unreachable thereafter before the sad news of discovery of his remains was broke to her.
The statement read in part: “Information available to the bereaved Senator in Abuja indicates that Mr. Sanni was stopped at a checking point around Berger Area of Lagos on his way to his home at Isheri by security agents.
“He was asked to provide the documents of the car he was driving, which he did through his wife who sent all the documents to his phone WhatsApp.
“It was gathered that the wife called a while later and the late Mr. Sanni told him they are still checking the vehicle’s paper.
“His apprehensive wife later called on Mr. Sanni’s associates to say he could no longer reach her husband on phone necessitating the mobilization of a search party.
“She was later called by passersby through the Next of Kin phone number on her husband’s driver’s license that the body of Mr. Sanni was dumped around Toyota Bus Stop in Oshodi with gunshot wound.
“Senator Adeola who is involved in the ongoing ministerial screening at the Senate is shocked beyond words and devastated by the news of this sad incident, as Mr. Sanni was his close aide for over two decades.
“The Nigeria Police Force are investigating the killing.”