No fewer than 10 people sustained various degrees of injury as thugs and police detail on the convoy of controversial businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, opened fire on the campaign office of Eyitayo Jegede SAN along Ijapo Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Jimoh Ibrahim and his over 30 vehicles convoy stopped at the campaign office, in the afternoon of Monday, November 21, 2016 shooting sporadically direct at the building, while occupants and passersby scampered for safety.
The shooting that lasted for over 10 minutes, an eyewitness told The Trent.
As I tweet this post Jimoh Ibrahim escort policemen are shooting at us here at @TayoJegedeSAN 's campaign office in akure. BUT WHY?
— Yemie Fasipe ?? (@YemieFash) November 21, 2016
Jimoh Ibrahim is laying claim to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, candidacy in the upcoming governorship poll in the southwestern state. Eyitayo Jegede is the candidate that won the PDP’s primary held in Akure, however.
Ibrahim is sponsored by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP and he was not chosen in a primary election. But, a court order from controversial federal judge, Okon Abang named him as the candidate of the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission replaced his name with that of Eyitayo in the final list of candidates contesting in the guber poll.
The matter is before the Appeal Court and Supreme Court.
Below are photos from the crime scene. Click on any image to enlarge.