by Lekan Olanrewaju
Principal Secretary to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen. Oyerinde Olaitan, who was also the governor’s Special Adviser was reportedly attacked by four gunmen who broke into his residence in Ugbor GRA, Benin City last night.
This comes barely a week after Governor Oshiomole was involved in a motor accident which left a number of people dead. The governor had claimed that the accident was a deliberate attempt on his life by rival politicians.
“They were just inside the vehicle, they were not carrying anything, they were not carrying any goods.” Oshiomole said on Sunday in Benin. “We asked the other occupant about the driver, he said he didn’t know, he just ran into the bush. He stayed in the bush until after we had left and those who were still around the scene saw him when he was trying to run away after we had left.”