A former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over an alleged “assassination attempt” on his life

According to Mr Daniel, some of his domestic and security aides were physically assaulted, but no one died in the incident.

He claimed that the assault occurred on Thursday around 9:13 p.m.

The politician accused Senator Buruju Kashamu for the alleged incident, which he said occurred at his residence in the Abuja neighbourhood of Maitama.

Daniel also copied the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, in the petition,

The former governor said his alleged assailants knew he was in Abuja for the inauguration of a new caretaker committee for troubled Ogun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, but “they didn’t know he had left on Thursday morning for Ibadan where the party’s national executive welcomed new defectors".

But Kashamu denied the allegations, castigating Daniel as an “irresponsible” politician desperate for political relevance.

Kashamu’s spokesperson, Austin Oniyorkor, denied the allegations on behalf of his boss.

“That OGD would just wake up and level all these allegations without any shred of evidence shows his hallucinatory state of mind.”

Oniyorkor said the former governor failed to “heed acceptable procedures, even if his claims were true.”

“Even if there was an attempt on his life, what any responsible person would do is to report to the authorities to investigate the incident.

“But OGD has become the accuser, the investigator and the judge in his own case,” he said.