Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (left) with Young Shall Grow Motors boss, Chief Vincent Obianodo, who is recuperating after the attack by  gunmen.

  • Fingers point at popular auto-dealer in Lagos
  • Family wants transfer of investigation from Festac police 

IF those that wanted to snuff life out of the philanthropic and amiable popular transporter and Chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, had succeeded, his last words on earth could have been the wild loud exclamation in Igbo language; ‘Dike Anaaaaa’ (The great man is gone). which he uttered as soon as the hoodlums started firing volleys of bullets into his car.

Sources said that after he was hit on the left shoulder, the transport magnet laid flat on the steering wheel as bullets were flying left, right and centre. That cry seemed to have spurred an Inspector of Police, Simon Ogbueshi, who was sitting in front of his vehicle to action as he quickly reacted by releasing volleys of bullets from his own weapon towards their attackers.

Investigations carried out by Crime Alert revealed that the first attacker that was gunned down is a popular auto dealer at Amuwo odofin area of Lagos State and is reputed to be seen frequently in police circles in the area. A source that refused to be named said also that the motive for trying to assassinate Chief Obianodo may not be far from recent clash between a popular night club owner in the area and the Police in Festac.

Chief Vincent Obianodo
The transport magnate was reportedly said to have intervened on behalf of the young Club owner making it impossible for him to be intimidated or run out of his business. This, the source continued, may not have gone well with some people, hence the attempt on his life.

Close associates of the wounded Chief intimated Crime Alert that he was flown out of the country last Monday in an air ambulance to USA. The Chief was reported to have asked his aids after he recovered from the shock in a private hospital in Apapa, “why did they want to kill a man like me that is feeding not less than 10,000.00 Nigerians? Would they be able to feed all these people?” The associates also disclosed that a top Oba in Lagos State presently holidaying in London, played positive role in flying Chief Obianodo out of the country for better medical attention.

Chief Vincent Obianodo was attacked by supected assassins Tuesday (27:08:2003)night while Obianodo was returning from office. If you missed the news, read it HERE