Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, yesterday Saturday November 3rd escaped an attack from hoodlums who trailed his vehicle to Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state.
Fayose was not in the car, but his driver, Nathaniel Saliu, was. The driver later told newsmen that he was beaten mercilessly by the hoodlums numbering about four, who dragged him out of the car and asked him of his boss’ whereabouts. Saliu said he was attacked between Ilupeju and Ire at about 12 noon when he had to slow down at a bad portion of the road. He said they only left him after they were convinced that Fayose was not in the area.
According to him, the hoodlums had planned to kill his boss if they had found him in the vehicle. The incident was reported at the Okeila Police Station in Ado-Ekiti.