Two Killed, Vehicle Burnt As Osun PDP Elects Ad-Hoc Delegates

Two persons were confirmed dead during the ad hoc ward delegate Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party held across Osun State on Wednesday.

The first casualty, Toib Mutallib, it was learnt was hacked to death by suspected political thugs that stormed his ward in Agberire, a community in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.

It was further learnt that another resident of Agberire, a 28-year old man, simply identified as Sheriff, who was also injured in the attack was rushed to hospital where he was admitted.
Also, two persons were also reportedly injured during the Congress in Oba Oke, in Olorunda Local Government and Ipetumodu, in Ife North Local Government.

Another death was also recorded in Koso Area of Ipetumodu, when one Olamide Aremu, was shot in the leg and rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

It was learnt that the suspect who allegedly fired the shot, was later apprehended by residents and beaten to a coma before police operatives rescued him.
But a vehicle said to belong to the suspect was reportedly razed down by a mob.
Osun police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, while speaking with our correspondent, confirmed the death of two persons.

Opalola said in the first attack which occurred in Agberire, “two people were hacked, the assailants attacked them with broken bottles and machete. One Amoo Oyeniyi reportedly led some hoodlums in a Suzuki minibus to the venue of the ward Congress. Immediately they got to the venue, they launched attacks on people they met there.

“Police operatives immediately rushed down to the place and evacuated two people that were seriously injured and took them to hospital. It was at the hospital that a doctor confirmed one of them, Toib Mutalib dead. The other injured victim, Sheriff is said to be responding to treatment.
“Lawal Ibrahim and Ibrahim Akande alongside Amoo who reportedly led the attack have been arrested by the police. Police also recovered their vehicle and weapons they used during the attack.”

Speaking on the incident that occurred in Ipetumodu, Opalola said, “a man Olamide Aremu was reportedly shot in the leg by a suspected thug. They were at the collation centre when gunshots were heard. The man that fired the shot was apprehended by the residents and beaten to coma. Policemen later rescued him and took him to the hospital. His vehicle was also burnt.”

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