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APC rally: shot journalist, Ogunbamke recounts experience


By Rasaq Adebayo

News Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke

One of three journalists, News Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke, who were shot on Tuesday at the flag-off campaign of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recounted his experience after escaping death from the gun shot.

The journalist, who spoke to our correspondent, said he was hit with the bullets on his neck and stomach.

According to him, the bullet touched his stomach and fled pass him, saying he just felt the touch of the bullet on his stomach while it pierced his face.

He said, “Escaped Gun shots on my neck and stomach.

“I thank God that I am alive. When I felt the bullet in my stomach, I thought I was dead. It was when I open my eyes and touch the stomach and saw no blood that I knew I was still alive. But I was scratched by the bullet on my face.”


Daily Post had reported that three journalists, including the Group Political Editor of The Nation newspaper, Emmanuel Oladesu, News Telegraph Correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke, and Ibile Television cameraman, Abiodun Yusuf, were hit by guns shots during the rally.

It was also reported that three other people were killed while a number of persons were also injured, robbed and beaten at the rally.

Daily Post gathered that suspected rival groups of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) started the trouble, shooting one another during which the Lagos State Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya also known as ‘MC Oluomo’ was severely stabbed.

It was gathered that the rival groups have been on each other’s neck since Oluomo has declared his ambition of becoming the Lagos Chairman of the Union.