Senator Yayi’s slain aide Adeniyi Sanni buried

Solomon Adeola murdered aide

The remains of the late Adeniyi Sanni, an aide to Senator Solomon Adeola aka Yayi, have been laid to rest.

He was interred on Wednesday at the Redeemed Camp vault, Mowe along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The funeral service was held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rhema Chapel (Young Adult and Youth Church).

Sanni was murdered on August 5, 2023, in Lagos.

According to a statement by the senator’s media adviser, Kayode Odunaro, the late Sanni was stopped by security agents at a checkpoint at Ojodu, on his way to his home in Isheri, Lagos. He was asked to provide the documents of the car he was driving, which he did through his wife who sent all the documents to his phone via WhatsApp.

Odunaro said shortly after, the wife called his associates to say she could no longer reach her husband on the phone, necessitating the mobilisation of a search party.


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She was said to have been contacted later by passersby through the next-of-kin phone number on her husband’s driver’s licence that his body was dumped around the Toyota Bus Stop in Oshodi, Lagos with gunshot wounds.

In a statement on Monday, Senator Adeola alleged that his aide “was killed by a syndicate of soldiers operating under the newly-deployed Commander of 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment of the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Nsikan Edet, through the mounting of checkpoints and robbing of lone occupants of cars.”

After the funeral service, Babatunde Raji-Label, the director general of Adeola’s campaign organisation, disclosed that the federal lawmaker had adopted the deceased’s children.

He added that at the instance of the senator, the deceased’s associates had raised over N55 million to care for his aged grandmother, mother and immediate family members.