Dr Samson Adegoke, the rector of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, escaped assassination by gunmen on Monday, January 9.
The incident occurred shortly after Adegoke had left Esa Oke for Ilesa town some minutes to 4 pm. It was gathered that the suspected assassins travelling in a Toyota Camry opened fire on his vehicle.
Adegoke and his driver escaped unhurt, but the vehicle he was travelling in was reportedly badly damaged as a result of the bullets fired into it by the assailants.
Speaking to Punch, Adegoke said the attack was reported to the police in Ijebu Jesa.
“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, who confirmed the attack, said the Command has already commenced an investigation into it.