The campaign organisation of Chief Olayide Adelami, an aspirant in next month’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Divisional Police Officer, Owo Division one of the Nigerian Police Force, SP Akingbehin Akinwumi, of leading thugs to attack the house of the aspirant.
The campaign organisation in a statement by the media aide to Chief Adelami, Rahaman Yusuf and made available to The Precision NG, alleged that some police officers and thugs loyal to the Special Assistant to Governor Akeredolu on Natural Resources, Mr Fatai Lawal, unleash an attack on the residence of Chief Adelami.
According to the statement, the attack was foiled by men of the Nigerian Police Force stationed at the residence of Chief Adelami saw the DPO in one hilux van, an armoured personnel carrier, some Aketi branded vehicles and motorcycles carrying known thugs and cult members brandishing guns and other harmful weapons advance on the house from different directions.
“Some of the boys were seen buying petrol with gallons at the filling station by the house while some were shouting that the building be razed.
“It is a shame that the Nigerian Police Force, Ondo state command, will allow itself to be used by the governor to oppress and intimidate his opponents in a manner that makes one wonder if the Ondo State command of the Nigerian Police is an arm of Akeredolu’s government.
“We hereby call on the Inspector General of police to, as a matter of utmost urgency, look into the activities of the police in Ondo state before to avoid further threat to peace and stability in the state.
“It is on record that the Adelami Campaign Organization and the ÓLàmìLaaka family have remained committed to peace and decorum in the face of all these unwarranted provocations and attacks and will continue to be”, the statement read.
Reacting, the spokesman of the Ondo state Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro denied the allegation against the DPO, adding that policemen were at the scene to restore peace when the two sides were engaging in bloody clash.
The PPRO said no arrest had been made due to heavy shooting of gunfire by the suspected political thugs.