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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Why Young Shall Grow motors boss was attacked by assassins

•Fingers point at popular auto-dealer in Lagos •Family wants transfer of investigation from Festac police IF those that wanted to snuff life out of the philanthropic and amiable popular transporter and Chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, had succeeded, his last words on earth could have been the wild exclamation which he uttered as soon as the hoodlums started firing volleys of bullets into his car, penultimate Tuesday. Sources said the armed police Inspector who was in front of the vehicle he was driving, a Lexus SUV, revealed that as soon as the gun-totting hoodlums blocked the Chief’s car with theirs and started pumping bullets into it, bewildered Chief Obianodo who was earlier trying to deem his vehicle light for them to have easy passage exclaimed loudly in Igbo language; ‘Dike Anaaaaa’ (The great man is gone). Sources said that after he was hit on the left shoulder, the transport magnet laid flat on the steering wheel as bullets were flying left, right and centre. That cry seemed to have spurred an Inspector of Police, Simon Ogbueshi, who was sitting in front of his vehicle to action as he quickly reacted by releasing volleys of bullets from his own weapon towards their attackers. Saving grace A police source said the Inspector of Police is attached to B.OPs, Patrol and Guard at the Lagos State Police command, Ikeja and has been working with Chief Obianodo for two years, as a guard. The source who described the action of the Inspector as ‘the only saving grace ‘ said as soon as the bandits blocked Chief’s car with theirs, they came out firing towards the two cars in the convoy. According to him, “That exclamation from the chief moved the police Inspector and he quickly used his body to act as a protective shield against that of Chief Obianodo. The source said Ogbueshi took that risk because he could not think of allowing the transporter to be killed like a chicken. That was why he covered the chief who had already collapsed on the steering after he was hit by bullets, and subsequently the Inspector engaged the hoodlums in serious exchange of fire. After sometime, he pretended as if he was dead and just laid on top of the chief. “At that stage, one of the attackers came out from their vehicle and approached that of chief with a view to finishing what they started, not knowing that the Inspector was closing in on him. As soon as he approached their car, the gallant Inspector released several shots into his large frame and he laid dead, clutching his AK 49 fully loaded gun. His gang members however, tried to sustain the firing and at that stage, the Inspector devised a new strategy. He tried to quickly slip out of the car, aim at their driver and demobilize their vehicle. Unfortunately, as he was discreetly stepping out of the car, his legs slipped and he fell into a ditch.


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