The Managing Director, Young Shall Grow Motors Limited, Chief Vincent Obianodo was attacked by a group of unknown gunmen on Tuesday in FESTAC, Lagos,
The suspected assassins shot sporadically at Obianodo’s vehicle killing a police escort and his driver.
Obianodo sustained a gunshot in the arm during the attack while the policeman, who sat in front, and the driver were instantly killed.
An unnamed source confirmed that Obianodo was returning from work on the fateful Tuesday night alongside his companion; a police corporal, Ngozi Chijioke, and another private guard when they were attacked.
“When they reached 22 Road, FESTAC, the entire place was deserted. From nowhere a vehicle crossed Obianodo’s vehicle and some armed men opened fire on them”, the source stated.
The intervention of patrol policemen who engaged the assailants in a gun battle resulting in the killing of two of the attackers were killed while other culprits fled with bullet wounds.
We also learnt that the attackers operated in an assassination-attempt manner.
“Most times, kidnappers do not shoot their victims while trying to abduct them. At most, they only kill the person’s guard and abduct the victim unharmed”, the source further said.
In her response to the incident to the media, Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the attack adding that investigation is ongoing to aid the arrest of the suspected hired assassins.
But as at press time, Braide could confirm if the attack was an attempt to kidnap, rob or assassinate the victims.
“The attackers escaped with bullet wounds. We are therefore calling on hospitals to report cases of bullet injury to the nearest police station as this would increase our chances of arresting the culprits,” she said.