[UPDATED] Odigie-Oyegun's residence raided, APC fears national officers' safety

6 years ago

The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over the safety of its National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, and his family after his residence in Abuja was raided in the early hours of Monday by armed invaders.

In a statement in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said while hoping that a police investigation would unravel what happened, it was either those who attacked the residence at 1.30 am were robbers or assassins.

It said while Odigie-Oyegun was away attending a previously unscheduled meeting in Abuja when the invaders struck, his wife who was at home, was left deeply traumatised by the raid
”The facts of the raid as available so far point to a sinister motive. For example, only Chief Oyegun’s room was ransacked in the whole house. Common sense dictates that if the invaders were robbers, they would have ransacked the whole house in search of money and other valuables which they might have believed were in the residence

”The invaders, two burly men, removed the window burglar bars to gain access to the residence from the back, and then made straight for the bedroom of our National Chairman. Police security was in place at the residence when the incident happened,” APC said.

The party said while it did not know who was behind the raid, it was worth noting that the angry rhetoric and vitriolic personality attacks that had been directed at the opposition by the top leadership of the ruling PDP and their spokesmen had heightened tension and put the lives of opposition politicians at risk, ahead of the forthcoming elections.

It expressed gratitude to God for saving the lives of the APC National Chairman and his wife, wondering what would have happened if the Chairman had been at home at the time of the raid.

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