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Sen. Yayi’s aide, Adeniyi Sanni, allegedly shot dead in Lagos by unknown gunmen

Adeniyi Sanni, a senior aide to the senator representing Ogun West in the National Assembly, Sen. Solomon Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, has been killed in yet-to-be ascertained circumstances in Lagos early Saturday morning, August 5, 2023.

The spokesperson for the lawmaker, Kayode Odunaro, said in a statement in Abuja that the remains of Sanni were found with gunshot wounds dumped at Toyota Bus Stop in the Oshodi area of Lagos on Saturday morning.

He added that a passerby had called the wife using the next of kin phone number on Adeniyi’s driver’s licence to inform her of the discovery of her husband’s body.

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The statement indicated that Sanni had earlier called his wife to send his vehicle papers to him via WhatsApp, indicating that he was stopped by security operatives at a checkpoint in the Berger area.

Adeniyi Sanni
Late Adeniyi Sanni

However, the wife raised the alarm as her husband became unreachable thereafter, before the sad news of the discovery of his remains was broken to her.

The statement reads in part:

“Information available to the bereaved Senator in Abuja indicates that Mr. Sanni was stopped at a checkpoint around the Berger Area of Lagos on his way to his home in Isheri by security agents.

“He was asked to provide the documents of the car he was driving, which he did through his wife, who sent all the documents to his phone via WhatsApp.

“It was gathered that the wife called a while later, and the late Mr. Sanni told her that they were still checking the vehicle’s papers.

“His apprehensive wife later called Mr. Sanni’s associates to say that she could no longer reach her husband on the phone, necessitating the mobilization of a search party.

“She was later called by passersby using the Next of Kin phone number on her husband’s driver’s license, informing her that the body of Mr. Sanni was dumped around Toyota Bus Stop in Oshodi with a gunshot wound.

“Senator Adeola, who is involved in the ongoing ministerial screening at the Senate, is shocked beyond words and devastated by the news of this sad incident, as Mr. Sanni was his close aide for over two decades.

“The Nigeria Police Force is investigating the killing.”

According to a source close to the Senator Adeola, the killers took Sanni’s phones and also went away with us car.

“The killers may be armed robbers but why kill him?” he queried.

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