Abagun Kole Omololu, an Afenifere chieftain, has “apologised” for obstructing the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos.
He reportedly drove into the convoy in the highbrow Ikoyi area on Friday. He was said to have been stopped by security operatives and told he had driven into a moving convoy.
Police sources said that Omololu was questioned by the Lagos State Police Command over the incident but was not arrested. The police reportedly told him that he had committed a security breach by driving into the convoy.
The Herald gathered that he told the police that he was unaware he drove into the VP’s convoy, and had no intention of causing harm to the number two citizen.
He equally informed the police that since it was dark, he did not know that the convoy was long so he decided to drive on.
The Afenifere chieftain, who is the National Organising Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, also allegedly apologised for his action.
Speaking on the incident, Omololu said he was arrested by one of the police officers in the VP’s convoy, ACP Oludotun Odubona, who nearly slapped him.
He explained that the alleged obstruction occurred in front of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ikoyi.
He added that he was detained at the Onikan Police Station on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi but later released.
“It is just an act of overzealousness. I have been released. No condition was attached to my release. Senior aides of the vice president, including the ADC and Chief Security Officer, have called me,” he told The Punch.