Relatives of late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele brutally assaulted his son-in-law and former chairman Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Council Area, Lagos State. Ayodele Adewale, during a condolence visit on Friday.
This is coming on the heels of plans to bury the late politician and Lagos prince on Wednesday 11th of this month.
The assault, according to Adewale occurred at A Close, 712 Road Festac Town, residence of the late former Commissioner for Sports.
According to Adewale, he got information that there was a plan to attack him but he still went ahead to commiserate with the family. He added that some hoodlums and some members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard were also involved in the attack on him and his orderly.
According to him, “On getting the information about the death of Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, members of my family met and decided that my father and mother should lead a team to commiserate with the family.
My father went and on getting to their family house, he was attacked by Prince Adelani Adeniji-Adele who shouted at him that he should leave their house. As this was happening, my wife walked out of the house and confronted Prince Adelani telling him not to destroy her marriage or insult her father-in-law.
She was joined by Dr. Adeniji-Adele, the eldest child of Oba Adeniji Adele, who had come out to beg my father while appealing to him to meet other members of their family.
On that day, one of Adeniji-Adele’s sons had said he would lead boys to attack me should I visit the family house or at the funeral.
I had concluded not to visit the place anymore until Chief Demola Seriki called me from Texas to greet my wife and also begged that I should visit the Adele family because of posterity.
At about 10am on May 6, I got a telephone call from Chief Ajayi Bembe, one of the white cap Chiefs in Lagos that he was at the Adele’s residence and that I should come over. I replied that I have great respect for him but I was sorry because I had got information of a plan to attack me.
So, I refused. He then came to my house with my wife begging me to follow him. He was with me for over an hour. Then, I followed him because I did not want to be seen as a difficult person.
On arrival at the Adele family house, some hoodlums, members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard attacked me and my NSCDC security guard.I called the Area E commander of the police for a back up and also informed the state party chairman Otunba Henry Ajomale, Senator Tokubo Afikuyomi, the SSS, Chief Seriki and Mr. Tayo Ayinde.
Adewale’s land rover jeep suffered heavy damage as its back windscreen and left side window were smashed; his orderly from the NSCDC. Michael Olusegun, was dispossessed of two rifle magazines.