On Friday, heavily armed gunmen invaded the house of Lagos state governor’s mother, Christiana Ambode, disarming the octogenarian’s police details in the attempt to abduct her.
According to Premium Times, The incident occurred at 24 Oguntona Crescent, Gbagada Estate I, Lagos at 7:30 p.m., neighbours confirmed.
Sources said, that the police officers guarding Mrs. Ambode’s home were overpowered and dispossessed of their rifles.
Mrs. Ambode was however fortunate as a swift reinforcement by the state’s police command thwarted the ploy of the assailants, who fled the scene. The back-up team arrived at 8:10pm.
Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus, said she could not immediately confirm the attack.
A Lagos State Government official close to Mr. Ambode said a commotion occurred near Mrs. Ambode’s home.
He denied that it was a case of attempted kidnap.
The source said:
A man went to invite military personnel attached to Operation Mesa to beat Mrs. Ambode’s police detail after he was ordered not to park his vehicle outside the building.
We heard from the governor’s security that the matter was not about kidnapping, What happened was that a man parked his vehicle outside the home of the governor’s mother and the policemen there asked him to take his vehicle away.
He then went to call men of Operation Mesa to deal with the policemen, that was what caused the disturbance