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Senator Adeola adopts children of aide allegedly killed by soldiers in Lagos



Senator Solomon Adeola has adopted the children of his aide, Adeniyi Sanni, who was allegedly slain by rogue soldiers.

Director General of the Adeola Campaign Organisation, Babatunde Raji-Label made this known to The Punch after the funeral service on Wednesday.

The family, friends and colleagues of late Adeniyi Sanni, came together on August 23 to lay to rest the body of the deceased.

Raji-Label said the federal lawmaker adopted the deceased’s children, Moraraoluwa, Oluwashindara and Oluwafeyidara, adding that at instance of the Ogun West senator, the deceased’s associates had raised over N55m to take care of his aged grandmother, mother and immediate family members.

In a statement released by Adeola’s Media Adviser, Kayode Odunaro, days ago, it was 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.”

Speaking on the plans he has for the aide’s family, the Campaign DG also said Adeola had decided to place the deceased’s mother on a monthly salary for life.

Raji-Label said;

“The children have also been adopted by the senator and he will take care of the children aside from the payment of their school fees.

“The day after Sanni died, the senator advised that we should raise funds for him because he has children, a mother, and a grandmother. We called on friends and associates and as of now, we have exceeded N55m.

“This is to clear the children’s school fees from their current classes through secondary school education so that the children will not have issues with their education. We also retained their current school which is Chrisland. The Senator has instructed that all the remaining funds will be passed to the wife and the mother of the deceased.

“He also promised to put the mother on a monthly salary until God calls her home. He will also be doing the same for his wife.”

Raji-Label expressed optimism that Sanni’s killers would be caught and justice served.

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“They (the killers) should not sleep; they should look behind because God will catch up with them. He is going to get them and they are going to be prosecuted because his death was terrible. So, they have to pay. As they have done this, they should not sleep. They have murdered sleep so they cannot sleep,” he added.

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