The Rector of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Dr. Samson Adegoke, on Monday, narrowly escaped death when his vehicle was reportedly shot at by suspected assassins.
According to sources, Adegoke had left Esa Oke for Ilesa town some minutes to 4 pm, when suspected assassins traveling in a Toyota Camry opened fire on his vehicle.
Although Adegoke and his driver escaped unhurt, the vehicle he was traveling in was reportedly badly damaged as a result of the bullets fired into it by the assailants.
When contacted, Adegoke confirmed the incident, saying the attack was reported to the police in Ijebu Jesa.
He said, “It happened between 3:30 and 4 pm on Monday at Eti Oni junction, (an area between Ijebu Jesa and Esa Oke). I was coming from school (Esa Oke), and a Toyota Camry was trying to drive against traffic and overtake us.
“Unfortunately for him, a tipper was coming, so the car could not overtake us. And we were able to go ahead. Thereafter, the car drove close to us and opened fire but we didn’t stop.
“We were going until the vehicle could no longer move again. I reported the incident to the police at Ijebu Jesa police station and they are on it. Police said they are taking steps.”
Osun Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, during an interview told Punch correspondent that the incident was reported, adding that the Command had already commenced an investigation into it.