Popular musician, Yinka Ayefele was on Monday afternoon rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, where he had gone to honour the invitation of the Ekiti State government to perform at the World Teachers’ Day.

In a press statement signed by his Publicist, Mr. David Ajiboye, the Gospel crooner was attacked by hoodlums in Akure, Ondo State on Saturday, adding that he was hit with a plank on his chest during the attack.

On Monday, however the statement disclosed that Ayefele had been hospitalised owing to the impact of the injuries sustained in the attack.

According to the release, “Yinka Ayefele (MON) was attacked by hoodlums on the outskirt of Akure on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 during the burial party of Madam Ebunoluwa Lydia Odumakinde where he was contracted to perform with his band members.

“The hoodlums, after collecting N200, 000 from the artiste as “settlement” later demanded for a sum of N500,000 which did not go down well with Ayefele and in the process of the argument, he was hit on the chest by a plank which was thrown at him”

The release added that Ayefele’s Ford Explorer 2015 model was vandalized and his recently acquired N150 million musical equipment was not spared.

“The hoodlums vandalised the newly acquired musical equipment and the truck while his new Ford Explorer 2015 model SUV was also vandalised, as well. The band boys escaped unhurt contrary to reports in the media that they were beating,” said Ajiboye.