By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Indications emerged yesterday that popular fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, has failed to honour an invitation by Ogun State police command for interrogations over the alleged shooting of an undergraduate by one of his band boys at Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, penultimate Sunday
Vanguard checks revealed that the musician travelled to London shortly after he was summoned by the Police over the incident.
A female student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Kofoworola Azeez, was hit in the right buttock by a stray bullet allegedly fired by one of the members of the fuji musician’s band, at a musical show at a hotel at Ago Iwoye.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, had said that the victim sat inside an unregistered Honda car parked beside NASFAT building, opposite Limelite Hotel, in the town, where he performed.
The police command had summoned him to appear for interrogation.
According to Adejobi, the police wanted to get more facts by interrogating the musician, so as to get to the root of the matter.
He said the command was told that the musician had left for overseas.
Adejobi, however, said that any time Wasiu Ayinde returned from the trip, he would still be required to honour the invitation, to help the police in the investigation into the case, with a view to unravelling who really fired the bullet that hit Kofoworola.
The PPRO did not, however, disclose the name of the musician’s lawyer, saying the musician had sent his lawyer to the Police Command.
He said: “Wasiu Ayinde did not come to the command’s headquarters last Thursday as expected for interrogation. He sent his lawyer to the Area Commander in Ijebu Ode, saying he had travelled to London.
“However, any time he returns, we are still expecting him to honour the invitation for him to come and write a statement on what he knew about the shooting.”
Adejobi said the victim was responding to treatment.