Supporters of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state have been left with injuries following an attack.
Thugs allegedly loyal to one of the Governorship Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former deputy clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Olayide Adelami on Sunday shot at the members of the APC during a meeting around Igboroko in Owo, Owo local government area of the state, according to reports by OndoEvents.
It was gathered that the attack took place as APC members under the Owo Youths Redemption Group (OYRG) led by Olayemi Olamide held a meeting to declare the support of the group for the re-election of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN.
Former member of the House of Representative, Omosule Eni was said to have led the thugs.
According to eyes witnesses, the thugs , numbering about fifteen in number stormed the venue of the meeting and started shooting sporadically into the air to disrupt the peaceful meeting.
It was learnt that when some of the members resisted their shooting and stayed , the hoodlums shot at them and carted away with their phones including that of one of the strong APC members, Ogunbodede Opeyemi’s IPhone and bag.
The group leader, Olamide who narrated the incident said; ”At about 2pm around Igboroko here, we were holding our meeting as a group to declare our total support for the re-election of Governor Akeredolu when these thugs brandishing sophisticated weapons such as guns, axes and cutlasses arrived at the theatre of crime in two vans and a white pick up belonging to Eni Omosule
“The thugs fired gun shots sporadically in the open and destroyed Aketi’s campaign bus packed along the street. People scampered for their dear lives while the melee lasted for about an hour. The thugs had escaped to Adelami’s house before the police could get to the scene.
“It took divine intervention and human efforts of Hon. Lawal Fatai Olushina who paid the bill to extract bullets from the bodies of Ijalana Oluwafemi, Ogunbodede Opeyemi ,Idowu Ola Onibuore and one other person whose identity is yet to be identified. All the aforementioned people were hit by stray bullets fired by Adelami’s thugs.”
Olamide named some of the thugs as; Ayipada, Utu , Sussina, Elijah, Oje and Aboba OPC, adding that some otter members of the hoodlum were from Osun State. He said the thugs even shot at the police at the scene of the crime.