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#JUST IN: Hoodlums Burn Down Osun Assembly Minority Leader’s House In Ede; Lawmaker’s Father Missing

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Unknown hoodlums have burnt down the residence of the parents of the Minority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Akogun Kofoworola Babajide in Ede.

The crisis has engulfed the City of Ede as some residents are living in fear following the attack.

The Lawmaker, while speaking in a telephone interview with Headlinenews.news Correspondent on Saturday said the “political thugs” have earlier attacked some members of the People’s Democratic Party at a ward he attended in Ede on Friday.

He said his father has not been sighted since their (parents) house was burnt down.

“Some armed thugs attacked us during a ward meeting of PDP in Ede yesterday (Friday). After that, I left for Osogbo. Later, I was told that they were attacking my parents’ house. They burnt the house and since then, I have not seen my father.

“We don’t know if he’s burnt alive inside the house or they have kidnapped him.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola said the incident happened on Friday night.

In the meantime, the Osun State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has called Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and security agencies to immediately arrest the situations in Ede and other parts of the state before it escalates.

The Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Dr Adekunle Akindele in a statement on Saturday condemned the attack on Babajide.

He said, “The PDP wishes to call on Mr Gboyega Oyetola led APC government, not to allow frustration of the defeat suffered at the recently concluded Governorship Election to eat deep into fabrics of governance in the state, or at least, resign immediately if the defeated governor has so much lost his bearing as chief security officer of the state.

“The PDP enjoins the good people of Osun State to remain calm and be vigilant as the party will work with relevant security agencies to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice.

‘Security agencies are also enjoined to as a matter of duty and professional proactivity, set machineries in motion to arrest the rising wave of violence in the state, in which citizens are being assassinated in broad daylight with brazen audacity. This is with a view to preventing violent reprisals from victims’ relatives and attendant escalations.”

 

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