By: Adesoji Adetona
…….let Policemen do their investigation —Ondo Govt
Following Friday’s alleged attacked by some suspected political thugs on Engr. Musa Mukaila, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and staunch supporter of Chief Olayide Adelami, a governorship hopeful in the Ondo state October 10 polls, the camp of the Aspirant has explained how Musa was escaped lynching.
SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that Engr. Musa, an immediate past member representing Owo state constituency II in the Ondo State House of Assembly, was attacked near S.O filling station, Ijebu-Owo, while returning from the police station to make a formal complaint about an earlier attack on a campaign vehicle branded for his principal, Chief Adelami.
The vehicle parked in front of a barbing salon beside RCCG, Success Parish, near Adaba junction, Idasen-Owo, was destroyed by the political thugs, who shot sporadically into the air to scare away people.
It was further gathered that the armed thugs who have been allegedly moving round Owo in recent times to unleash terror.
Adelami is an indigene of Owo who is seeking to win the ticket of his All Progressives Congress (APC).
One of the campaign members confirmed that “Chief Adelami, reputed to be a man of peace, has instructed that the matter be reported to the police and a complaint was immediately lodged at the A-division of the Nigerian Police, Ijebu-Owo, while the vehicle has been towed to the facility.
Speaking on the attack, Engr. Musa said, “Dear colleagues (politicians), I left for Akure this (Friday) morning immediately after the departure of Mr Adelami to Abuja.
“On my way back to Owo in the afternoon, I got a call from Hon Eni Omosule (another former House of Reps member from Owo/Ose) that the branded pickup van that escorted Mr Adelami to Ikare junction, had been shot at and vandalised. So, I caIIed to see him at the Police Station on my way back home from Akure.
“But surprisingly, I was attacked by the Aketi boys after I left the Police Station at the E330 junction at IJEBU (in Owo). They shot at my vehicle and started running towards my car with matches and Axe.
“I narrowly escaped and i have been in hiding since then until now,” Musa said.
When contacted by SUNSHINETRUTH for reaction, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said policemen should be allowed yo investigate the matter.
Ojogo said, “we don’t want to take the responsibility of the Police to investigate.”