Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo escapes assassination attempt in Lagos
Popular Nollywood actor and Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr Femi Adebayo on Thursday afternoon escaped an assassination attempt as gunmen attacked his car in Magodo area of Lagos State.
Narrating details of the incident via his handle on Instagram (@femiadebayosalami), the actor revealed that two gunmen accosted his car on CMD road in Magodo area of Lagos at about 12noon on Thursday but unknown to the gunmen, he (Femi) was not in the car as only his driver was in.
Femi explained that his driver who was enroute his location was attacked by two armed men, bearing AK47s. They cornered the car and tried unsuccessfully to unlock it with the rare of their guns. Though the car was damaged, the driver luckily maneuvered his way out of the dangerous situation.
The actor said he was still shocked at the attack but gave thanks to God that no life was lost to the incident.
Read below the full IG post by Femi Adebayo
“Today, Just at the U turn coming from CMD Magodo around 7UP heading towards Ojota, my vehicle was accosted by men in a Toyota Corolla. They crossed my vehicle at the U Turn. 2 men alighted from the vehicle bearing AK47s. They tried to force the doors open. They kept hitting my car with the butt of their gun. In the process, they broke the door handle and left dents on different parts of my vehicle.
“All these happened in full view of other vehicles and other individuals passing by. In the short time this happened, no one came to help. The guys were obviously not Policemen, they didn’t wear any Insigna of the force. They wore plain clothes and had extra guts to perform this act during the day at about 12 noon.
“Their assumption will have been that I was in the vehicle but my driver was the only one enroute to my location. With swiftness, he was able to maneuver and speed off. I thank God for keeping him. We are all still shocked at this but grateful to God that no life was lost in the process.”