Senator Olamilekan Adeola Escapes Kidnapping At National Assembly


Senator Olamilekan Adeola

Olamilekan Adeola, senator representing Lagos west, was abducted by unknown gunmen at the national assembly on Wednesday. 

TheCable learnt that Adeola also known as Yayi was picked up in front of white house (the building housing the two chambers) but he later escaped.

An aide of the lawmaker said the incident might not be unconnected to his call for the sack of all service chiefs.


While speaking on the nationwide killings, especially the recent on in Nasarawa state, on Tuesday, Olamilekan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to the sack of heads of all security agencies.

The aide of the lawmaker said his principal suffered a sprain to his ankle after he jumped out of the vehicle that was used to kidnap him.

“Yesterday at the floor of the plenary, senator Yayi Adeola, while lending his voice to the killings in Nasarawa he called for the sacking of all service chiefs and heads of security agencies,” said the aide who preferred anonymity.

“Today, before the mace was seized, Senator Yayi Adeola was actually kidnapped. Not attempted kidnapped by unknown gunmen at the national assembly right in front of the white house.

“They took him all the way to the house of reps – they were trying to escape through the villa gate it was at that point he had to maneuver and jumped out of the vehicle. As I speak to you, he still has a sprain on his leg.

The lawmaker narrated the incident on Twitter but said he was responding to treatment.

Solomon O. Adeola


Thank God I escaped kidnapping b unknown thugs who invaded the

@nassnigeria today

I was pushed into one of the SUVs parked in front of the White House and attempt was made to drive me of National Assembly Complex

I escaped by forcing the car door o and jumping out

6:52 PM – Apr 18, 2018

Solomon O. Adeola


I’m very well and receiving treatme now.

6:52 PM – Apr 18, 2018

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, who presided over plenary on Thursday, had said there was an attempt to abduct two senators.

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