Gospel singer Yinka Aiyefele has been hospitalized after sustaining injuries to his chest following his attack by hoodlums at a party at the weekend in Ondo.
The Tungba crooner and members of his band were attacked at the burial of Madam Ebunoluwa Lydia Odumakinde in Ijare in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State where the gospel singer performed.
According to a statement signed by Aiyefele’s publicist, David Ajiboye, the artiste was hit with a plank on his chest during the attack on Saturday.
The statement reads in part; “Yinka Ayefele (MON) was attacked by hoodlums on the outskirt of Akure on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 during the burial party of Madam Ebunoluwa Lydia Odumakinde where he was contracted to perform with his band members.
“The hoodlums, after collecting N200, 000 from the artiste as “settlement” later demanded for a sum of N500,000 which did not go down well with Ayefele and in the process of the argument, he was hit on the chest by a plank which was thrown at him”
“The hoodlums vandalised the newly acquired musical equipment and the truck while his new Ford Explorer 2015 model SUV was also vandalised, as well. The band boys escaped unhurt contrary to reports in the media that they were beating.”