Ekiti Lawmaker Shot in the Head

A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Micheal Adedeji, who was shot in the head by gunmen on Friday, is dead.

Adedeji, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to have been allegedly shot in the head while being stopped by gunmen during a trip to Akure, Ondo State capital over the weekend.

“The lawmaker died at the Federal Medical Center, Ido Ekiti, early this morning,” the state’s party spokesman, Jackson Adebayo said.

The deceased was one of the few lawmakers that had strained relationships with the immediate past Governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose.

Adedeji, representing Ekiti Southwest II , also participated actively in the removal of the former Speaker and Fayose’s political ally, Hon, Kola Oluwawole a couple of weeks ago.

His death is coming two weeks after, Moses Adeoye, treasurer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, was killed by unknown gunmen at his residence.

So far, the police has yet to release any leads on the killings that have engulfed the south-western state.


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