*APC insist Fayemi is target
*We have begun investigations on incident – Ekiti Police
|The mopol, who shot Bamidele, after being attacked by a mob.|
The unknown gunman that shot an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the last primary election, Opeyemi Bamidele, has been unveiled.
The gunman was later known to be a mobile police officer (MOPOL) who aimed his gun at APC Governorship Candidate for Ekiti State in the coming July 14 election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, but the bullets missed his target and hit Bamidele, who is also a former member of the House of Representatives, in the arm.
Some have described him as a fake policeman.
Bamidele was quickly rushed to the hospital while the fake policeman was beaten to a pulp.
The shooting was said to be as a result of an accidental discharge but the state APC Chairman, Mr Jide Awe, insisted that it was an attack targeted at Fayemi.
“When he shot at the crowd, I believe sincerely that he (the policeman) aimed at Dr Kayode Fayemi but narrowly, he (Fayemi) was pushed by somebody walking behind him,” Awe was quoted as saying.
“Opeyemi Bamidele was equally very near him and the shot hit him. But I can say authoritatively that he’s not badly hit, and he is recovering as we are talking.”
The Police authorities in the state have also confirmed the incident and stated that the investigations have begun into the shooting.