Honorable Tajudeen Adefisoye popularly known as Small Alhaji has every reason to thank his maker for sparing his life after surviving an assassination attempt on him.
The youngest member of the National Assembly, representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State on the platform of All progressives Congress, is still reeling from the shock of knowing that some persons are so aggrieved with him for reasons he isn’t aware of, and are prepared to simply wipe him off the surface of the earth to satisfy their grievances.
Adefisoye had travelled to his hometown in Idanre, Ondo State, when a lone assassin fired a gun at him. He barely escaped by whiskers.
Adefisoye immediately blamed the opposition party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP but pleaded with his followers not to carry out reprisal attacks. Unfortunately, his supporters took the attempt on his life personal and rather than heed to his instruction, they decided to take laws into their hands to unleash mayhem on members of the PDP.
Before one could say Jack Robinson, things rapidly got out hands, prompting soldiers to be drafted to the scenic idyllic hilly town of Idanre, to restore peace.
The opposition party not only denied being behind the assassination attempt of Adefisoye, it warned Adefisoye and his party not to link them to the unfortunate incident merely based on misinformation and rumours.
Not only did they consider linking the assassination attempt to the party an attempt to tarnish their image, they urged security agencies to get to work immediately and unravel who was is behind the incident.
Before long, men of the Ondo State police command in conjunction with Idanre youths were quick to fish out and apprehend a suspect simply named Olarenwaju but popularly known as ‘Engineer’ as the mastermind behind the assassination attempt.
Described by Idanre youths as a very notorious and deadly hired assassin, he has since been transferred to the police Special Investigation Branch (SIB) in Akure.
So far ‘Engineer’ is said to have made useful confessional statements that will help the police in their investigation and hopefully, he would be paraded and charged to court as soon as investigations are done and over with.