—-We’re Not Safe In The State Anymore– DG Oranmiyan
— He Accuses Commissioner Of Police Of Compromise
Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs, on Thursday evening, attacked Oranmiyan House, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s campaign office located in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The incident, according to eyewitnesses, happened around 5:20 pm on Thursday.
The thugs, according to Information gathered by CityMirrorNews, about five in number with guns, were allegedly shooting directly into the four-storey building.
The transformer inside the building was also shot.
One of the local security operatives at the campaign house told CityMirrorNews that the hoodlums came with a Sienna vehicle shot rapidly and also attempted to set the building on fire.
When CityMirrorNews visited the scene of the incident, security operatives, including the Policemen and Civil Defence Officers were seeing to maintain law and order.
Speaking with newsmen, Honourable Sodiq Olajide Sodiq, Director General, Oranmiyan worldwide described the incident as unfortunate.
Sodiq who expressed bitterness over the incessant attacks on the members of The Osun Progressives (TOP) said several Petitions have been written to the State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, whom he accused of being compromised.
The DG Oranmiyan said one person was shot during the attack saying the victim is currently receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed Hospital, in Osogbo.
He said: “I was in my office in the third floor and I started hearing gunshots and the first thing I did strictly is that I took cover.
“The shorts kept coming continuously non-stopped for almost seven to ten minutes. I took cover and I started calling my people one by one not to go outside.”
He further narrated: “And immediately after the shots stopped I came out to ascertain the things that have been destroyed. I saw that the building side glass has been vanfdalised with gun bullets.
“I saw something burning there too I moved closer and it was discovered that breads were apparently soaked in a substance that can ignite.
“This place was burning and some other things. I have to call the first service because they shot at this transformer thinking that it would exploded maybe there intention was to burn this place down. This is not the first time they would attack us. They did the same thing last year.
When asked about who did he suspect, Sadiq said: I didn’t not suspect anybody. All what I know is that we have written several petitions to the Commissioner Of Police. We have various cases of attacks. We have attacks in Ife North Local Government. We have attacks in Ife East Local Government. We were attacked during our Congress, where we had our state Congress . We have have mentioned names and up till now no single arrest was made.
“Osun State Commissioner of Police has compromised. I say it in the open he has compromised because when we write a petition to the police they should act on it. They have not done a single thing. So I’m saying it laud and clear the Commissioner of Police , Osun State is compromised” he emphasized.
“Somebody was hit in the proces, Babatunde Sunday Oriowo. He was shot around the shoulder. We have taken him to the hospital.
“It’s unfortunate. We are not safe in this state . It means as a party man you cannot hear your views
“We fought for this mandate in this state. We knew what we went through between 2005/2007 before we got the mandate to be here.
Speaking, the Public Relations Officer, Osun NSCDC, ASCll Atanda Olabisi who was also at the scene of the incident said they came to see what was actually happened.
She said they could see the level of damage being done but investigation was still going on.
All efforts to get the reaction of the police proved abortive as of the time of filling this report.
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