Aftermath Of Assassination Attempt Wife Takes Over Ibadan Bizman, Gbenga James Poultry Company

Funmi, the pretty wife of Avian Specialties and Biological Concepts boss, Gbenga James has temporarily taken over the poultry company to fill in the spaces pending the time her husband would recover.

The Avian boss was a victim of an assassination attempt recently when a six-men gang stormed his Elewura, Ibadan office recently and shot him repeatedly.

Though the motive behind the attack was not immediately ascertained but it became clearer as the gunmen who thought they had killed him made some calls before leaving the spot.

A source hinted that Gbenga James was discovered in the pool of his blood by one of his staffers who alerted other people and he was ferried to the hospital.

The Avian boss was claimed to have undergone some major surgeries in an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan before he was discharged and kept under
medical observation at home.

Those in the know said his Iyaganku has been taken over by a group of private guards contracted to provide adequate security for him.

Gbenga James wife was said to have been instructed by her husband to take over the poultry business which needed daily supervision.

As at the time of filing this report some of the assailants that attacked the businessmen were said to have been arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad in Ibadan and were helping in the investigation.

Gbenga James is an Obafemi Awolowo University alumni who was arrested by the EFCC some years ago over a 800 million naira poultry project where he acted as Consultant to the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.

Gbenga James was said to have been used as a witness by the EFCC to nail the Ekiti Governor who was then impeached and escaped out of the country to evade arrest.

People close to them claimed the EFCC drama created bad blood between the friends when the Governor labelled him ‘an ingrate’ and ‘betrayer’ when he learnt the role he played by revealing some documents used to implement charges against Fayose.

Gbenga James in his defence claimed he was forced to rat on his friend when he abandoned him in EFCC’s net while his business and family were suffering.

Sources claimed the latest attack was the second time Gbenga James would be attacked. The businessman was said to have been attacked at a supermarket in Jericho, Ibadan some years ago prompting his need to move around with armed security men.