Saturday, 26 July 2014

One killed in PDP, APC Clash in Osun State

One person reportedly lost his life on Friday in a fracas between supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State .
Fighting broke out shortly before the door- to -door rally organised by the PDP ’s gubernatorial candidate , Senator Iyiola Omisore.

Saturday Independent learnt that people suspected to be political thugs , around 8am at Irojo area of Ilesa , went on rampage, destroying billboards and posters of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The hoodlums numbered about five and were allegedly led by Ibukun Fadipe, former local government chairman of Ilesa - West, according to eyewitness accounts . They went wild and stormed the house of one Tolu , believed to be supporter of the APC in the area , and unleashed terror on him.

It was further learnt that one of the hoodlums shot sporadically into the air to scare onlookers away and a stray bullet hit Tolu in the chest. He died on the spot.

The thugs left the vicinity and escaped through Osun Ankara Road and Express Road before the arrival of policemen from Ayeso police station.
A neighbour who declined to be named said Tolu, though an avowed supporter of Aregbesola and the APC was not politician.

The Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs . Folasade Odoro , a deputy superintendent of police , confirmed the incident and said that the police have commenced investigation on the
matter.

Daily Independent