Ayefele hospitalised after hoodlums attack in Ondo State

By Bisola Bello

Yinka AyefelePopular gospel/pop artiste, Yinka Ayefele, has been hospitalised following injuries sustained when his band was attacked by hoodlums in Ondo State, his publicist has said.

According to eyewitness accounts, the “area boys” went on rampage after learning the musician was paid N3million as performance fee at a burial ceremony.

The leader of the touts was said to have gone to ask the leader of the Ayefele band for a cut, but he was rebuffed.

All hell soon broke loose and many people were injured as the hoodlums went on rampage.

A release signed by Ayefele’s publicist, Mr. David Ajiboye, disclosed that the versatile artiste was hit with a plank on his chest during the attack .

He was on Monday afternoon rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, where he had gone to honour the invitation of the Ekiti State Government to perform at the World Teachers Day.

According to the release, “Yinka Ayefele (MON) was attacked by hoodlums on the outskirt of Akure on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 during the burial party of Madam Ebunoluwa Lydia Odumakinde where he was contracted to perform with his band members.

“The hoodlums, after collecting N200, 000 from the artiste as “settlement” later demanded for a sum of N500,000 which did not go down well with Ayefele and in the process of the argument, he was hit on the chest by a plank which was thrown at him”

Ajiboye added that Ayefele’s Ford Explorer 2015 model was vandalised and his recently acquired N150 million musical equipment was not spared.

“The hoodlums vandalised the newly acquired musical equipment and the truck while his new Ford Explorer 2015 model SUV was also vandalised, as well. The band boys escaped unhurt contrary to reports in the media that they were beating,” said Ajiboye.