Sanni: The Senator representing Ogun West in the National Assembly, Solomon Adeola, on Saturday lost his senior aide Mr Adeniyi Sanni.
The lifeless body of Adeniyi was found with gunshot wounds dumped at Toyota bus stop in Oshodi area of Lagos State on Saturday morning.
This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the senator, Kayode Odunaro.
Last Call From Mr Sanni
Odunaro noted that the deceased had earlier called his wife to request the details of his vehicle papers.
He was stopped by security operatives at a checkpoint in the Berger area of the state.
The wife became troubled when she could no longer reach him on the phone after obliging his request.
Odunaro stressed that a passerby later called to inform her of the discovery of her husband’s body.
The statement read:
“Information available to the bereaved Senator in Abuja indicates that Mr. Sanni was stopped at a checkpoint 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 were still checking the vehicle’s papers.
The Search Party
“His apprehensive wife later called on Mr. Sanni’s associates to say he could no longer reach her husband on phone necessitating the mobilisation of a search party.
“She was later called by passersby through the Next-of-Kin phone number on her husband’s driving licence 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.
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“The Nigeria Police Force is investigating the killing,” the statement added.