Mild drama at the Oluyole, Ibadan residence of the late former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi on Sunday as the Deputy Governor of Oyo state, Rauf Olaniyan was denied access to the eighth day fidau prayers holding in the compound.
Recall that the Ajimobi family had announced the fidau prayer as a private programme and urged the public to watch through virtual channels including Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the Deputy Governor, Olaniyan arrived the residence at about 11:20 am in a convoy of five vehicles.
According to the report, the convoy of the Deputy Governor was stopped by policemen and members of other security agencies manning the gate as the convoy reaches the gate of the road leading to Ajimobi’s residence.
The security agents insisted that only the deputy governor’s vehicle could be allowed into the street to join the prayer.
According to NATION report, the deputy governor’s security details initially rebuffed the idea but when their argument was degenerating, a senior policeman intervened and they eventually agreed that only the deputy governor’s vehicle should go in.
It was learnt that the gate of Ajimobi’s house was also locked after the Deputy Governors convoy reached there.
The Deputy Governor was introduced by his aides but they told them that the gate had been locked and that only Mrs Ajimobi was in possession of the key.
The Deputy Governor, Olaniyan waited but eventually left the residence after waiting for 15minutes without any positive development.
As at the time of filing this report, prayers were still ongoing.