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……Revisiting Owo crisis: Victim seeks Govt, protection
A victim of June 23rd 2002 political crises in Owo local government area of Ondo state, Miss Aladekoyi Olayinka Rachael has made a passionate appeal to the Ondo state government to come to the aid of her family over continue assassination attacks from unknown group of gunmen.
Rachael who is a daughter of Prophet Aladekoyi Adedotun, hailed from Omosula Street ,Ehin-Ogbe Quarter in Owo local government area of Ondo state .
She narrated how she was attacked with her Father by some hoodlums suspected to be hired assassins, who was said to have been looking for her Uncle who is a politician, through a letter she presented to newsmen in Akure the state Capital.
According to the letter “I and my Father Prophet Aladekoyi Adedotun Adedayo on the day of the ugly incident were in a vehicle to distribute handbills for our Church anniversary for 5year which would have come up in July 2002”.
“Before some hoodlums who were allegedly said to have been looking for my uncle , Hon. Aladekoyi Michael for being in opposition political party , the Alliance for Democracy (AD)then”.
“The hoodlums attacked us on our way , they razed the vehicle and injured us with machete , they took me to unknown destination for severed punishment for twenty days, I was admitted in the hospital after I was released , but those assailants her still after our life”
She said, “my uncle was traced to Akure , they shot him in thighs , the matter was reported to the police but nothing was done about it”.
She recalled that the issue had once been reported in the media but she was yet to get solace from any quarter.
Rachael added that all she craved for was a total resolution so as to give herself and family rest of mind after over sixteen years that the crisis occurred.