The family, friends and colleagues of slain Adeniyi Sanni, an aide to Senator Solomon Adeola, came together on Wednesday to lay to rest the body of the deceased.
Sanni’s widow, children, relatives and other sympathisers shed tears as the remains of the late senator’s aide were displayed during the church service and interred at the Redeemed Camp vault, Mowe, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Sanni was murdered in the early hours of Saturday, August 5, 2023, in Lagos.
According to a statement by the senator’s Media Adviser, Kayode Odunaro, the late Sanni was stopped by security agents at a checkpoint at Ojodu, on his way to his home in Isheri, Lagos and 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.
Odunaro said shortly after, the wife called his associates to say she could no longer reach her husband on the phone, necessitating the mobilisation of a search party.
She was said to have been contacted later by passersby through the next-of-kin phone number on her husband’s driver’s licence that his body was dumped around the Toyota Bus Stop in Oshodi, Lagos with gunshot wounds.
In a separate statement on Monday, Senator Adeola alleged that his aide “was killed by a syndicate of soldiers operating under the newly-deployed Commander of 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment of the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Nsikan Edet, through the mounting of checkpoints and robbing of lone occupants of cars.”