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Ibadan High Chief Beaten To A Pulp On Election Day

High Chief Akinade Fijabi, father of former lawmaker and House of Reps contestant in Oyo State, Saheed Fijabi had it rough during the last Presidential/National Assembly election when he was beaten to a pulp by thugs at the collation centre.


Chief Fijabi, whose son, Saheed contested for the House of Representatives seat under the but lost to PDP’s Olajide Stanley was said to have been on a sick bed when he excused himself to witness the final collation of results at the INEC centre.


Unfortunately for the High Chief, some ‘boys’ loyal to another aspirant, Rotimi Ajanaku who had earlier had a confrontation with Saheed Fijabi sighted the elderly man and an argument ensued.


Eye witness confirmed to papermacheonline that Chief Fijabi was badly beaten, he was injured on his head and leg, ‘sadly his son also lost the election’, the source lamented.


Saheed Fijabi polled 23,019 against the winner, Stanley Olajide who scored 23,964.


The last election was Fijabi’s second attempt to return to the House of Representatives of the Ibadan Northwest/Southwest.


It was reported that Chief Fijabi, a close friend of Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde has reported the attack to security agencies and also the Olubadan of Ibadan.


A source revealed that the fight was a result of Chief Fijabi’s constant verbal attack on socialite, Rotimi Ajanaku who also contested against his son under the Accord Party.

Ajimobi’s Pal, Fijabi Pockets Ill Health Rumor With Recent Outing

-by Collins Ayade


Ibadan high chief, Akinade Fijabi is battling to shed off some ill tales spreading around him.


The socialite who is considered to be among the ‘main men’of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi was said to have been ill during the period his politician friend, Senator Ajimobi was also battling for his life.


A source disclosed that Fijabi had an encounter with the former Governor some days before he was said admitted at the hospital where he later died of complications from covid-19.



It was gathered that Fijabi went into isolation as he started feeling strange and unwell.



Concerns about his health was later heightened with the death of another close aide of Ajimobi, Yahaya Badara who died from a strange ailment.


Ajimobi’s death some weeks later worsened the situation as friends and family members of Fijabi made frantic efforts to restore his health.



An insider explained to papermacheonline that ‘if not for God and some spiritualist, it would have been otherwise. You know Alhaji doesn’t joke with herbs and traditional treatment’.


His health issue was kept out of the public and he recently made an outing to silence the rumors making the rounds about his ill health.



Fijabi was spotted recently at the fidau prayers for the mother of the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi.



He was full of life and had a good time at the gathering, moving from table to table to acknowledge greetings from friends and admirers.