The driver of Senator Ayo Arise, the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on privatization, Senator Ayo Arise was on Thursday shot dead by suspected armed robbers in Ibadan. Street Journal gathered that the 39-year-old driver, whose name was given as Nasir was shot not long after he withdrew some money from a bank in Ibadan. He had traveled to Ibadan from Ado Ekiti to buy a fairly used car and he was in company of one of his cousins when he was shot. Both were rushed to the University College Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
An obviously devastated Senator Arise disclosed that Nasir had been his driver for the past 14 years. Senator Arise also disclosed that the deceased was supposed to pick him up at the Akure Airport on Friday. He said he went to Ibadan to buy a fairly used car. “Now they have killed him because of N 650,000. This is too heavy a burden to bear. That boy was like my son”, Arise said.