Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun narrowly escaped death over the weekend when his men and some smugglers clash along the Idiroko-Sango road.
The governor who was on tour of the 20 local governments of the state was on his way from Ipokia Local Government to Ilaro, headquarters of Yewa South Local Government of the state in continuation of his visit when some smugglers drove into his convoy at Ajegunle area of Idi Iroko, Ogun State.
The car smugglers in an attempt to escape from the Customs officials, who were seriously on their tail, suddenly drove into the governor’s convoy and nearly caused a serious accident but for the expertise of the governor’s driver, the action would have been deadly.
The move which made the chief security officer of the governor to fire several shots at the smugglers in other to scare them, but the shot hit the governor’s jeep which made the vehicle to swerve dangerously to the other side of the road.
Not less than five of the smugglers’ vehicles were badly damaged in the process but in spite of the drama, they remained undaunted and had to force their way through the governor’s convoy that had to lead them to Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government.
Meanwhile, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Ipokia Local Government has accused the party chieftains in the state of insensitivity to the welfare of their executives in the local government.
The publicity secretary of the party in Ipokia Local Government, Mr. Hunkunchi Edward said this while reacting to the recent visit of governor Amosun to the local government.
He accused the state executive of not identifying with the local government chairman, Mr. Adelakun who lost his wife and a child, a day before the visit.
According to Edward, it is disheartening that in spite of the contributions of the chairman of the party, to the development of the party in the local government, none of the state executives in the local government to receive the governor thought of commiserating with the chairman who lost his wife and child, saying “They did not even bother to pay him a condolence visit”.