The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said its national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun’s residence in Abuja was raided by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday.
Lai Mohammed, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, stated that the invaders were either armed robbers or assassins. Although Odigie-Oyegun was not at home at about 1.30 a.m the invaders struck, Mohammed said it was curious they only ransacked the chairman’s room.
Mohammed said: “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,”
Mohammed said while the party did not know who was behind the raid, the angry rhetoric and vitriolic personality attacks 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.