Senator Ayodele Arise has lost his driver, Nasir Saliu in an armed robbery attack in Ibadan.

Saliu’s cousin, Moshood, who was with him on their way back from a branch of a new generation band in Ibadan where they had gone to cash a cheque for the purpose of buying a used car popularly known as “Tokunbo,” was also shot dead by the robbers.

The two died at the University College, Ibadan.

Arise, a former governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, who said he could not believe that the driver was dead, called on the police to fish out the killers of the 39-year-old driver, who, he said, had been with him for 14 years.

He told journalists on phone yesterday: “That boy was like my own son. He has been my driver since 1999, which is 14 years. I just wonder when we are going to be free from these criminals in this country.

“Here is a boy who I trusted with everything. I used to send him to bank to collect huge sums of money without exhibiting any fear because he was honest and sincere.

“He left Abuja for Ado- Ekiti on Tuesday so that he can pick me up at the Akure Airport on Friday. Yesterday, he decided to go to Ibadan to buy a used car.

“Now they have killed him just because of N650, 000. This is too heavy a burden for me to bear and I just hope our law enforcement agencies will be alive to their responsibilities in this country. Those who killed Nasir must not go unpunished.”


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