Attack on Senate: Senator Yayi Reportedly Escapes Kidnap, Receiving Treatment
Senator Adeola Yayi reportedly escaped a kidnapping attempt during an attack on the Senate by suspected hoodlums.
The Senate had come under attack on Wednesday, April 18 when the mace which is the
symbol of authority was taken was some hoodlums.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta central has been accused of
bringing in the thugs to cause mayhem due to his suspension.
In a statement by Kayode Odunaro who is the media aide to Senator Yayi,
it was reported that some hoodlums attempted to kidnap the Lagos senator
but he forced his way out of the moving vehicle.
The senator is reported receiving treatment.
Read statement below:
Around the same time Omo-Agege led thugs into the chambers today,
Senator Adeola Yayi was kidnapped right in front of the White House wing of the National Assembly.
As Omo Agege highlighted from one of 3 SUVs, Senator Yayi was pushed into one of
the SUVs and attempt was made to drive him out of National Assembly
The Senator escaped by forcing the car door open and jumping out of the moving vehicle.
He sustained injuries and now receiving treatment
Meanwhile, he Nigerian Senate reacted to the invasion of its chamber
by supporters of a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Earlier on Wednesday, April 18, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Delta state,
stormed the red chambers and stole the mace (the symbol of authority in the parliament).
The Senate spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger, APC),
described the action as an act of treason and called for police action.