Heavily armed gunmen on Friday evening, June 3, 2016 invaded the residence of Christianah Ambode, the mother of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, disarming the octogenarian’s police detail in an apparent attempt to abduct her.
The incident occurred at Oguntona Crescent, Gbagada Estate I, Lagos at approximately 7:30 p.m. The police officers manning Mrs. Ambode’s home were “overpowered and dispossessed of their rifles”.
Mrs. Ambode was, however, fortunate, as a swift reinforcement by the state’s police command thwarted the ploy of the assailants, who fled the scene. The back-up team arrived at 8:10 p.m.