Protests In Ondo Community As Police Kills Okada Rider At Campaign Rally
A political campaign rally turned bloody in Ipogun town, Ondo State and a life has allegedly gone for it.
The political rally staged by Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the federal house of representatives, Tajudeen Adefisoye went out of control when a police attaché reportedly shot into the crowd.
An Okada rider, Benjamin Falusi was said to have been hit by the bullet and died on the spot while two others were wounded.
The incident was greeted by angry reactions from the youths and commercial motorcycle operators within the town.
An eyewitness, Babatope Adeyeye said the crowd had approached the candidate and his campaign train when he came there to campaign around 6:30pm on Thursday but his police officer, while trying to disperse them, shot into the crowd.
A member of his campaign team, Sola Egbeyemi in his response claimed that the police officer decided to shoot when the thugs organised by the PDP was trying to attack the candidate and disrupt the rally.
The candidate was said to have narrowly escaped being lynched by the angry youths in the area.
It was gathered that the town was besieged with heavy protest on Friday as youths blocked the major road that leads to the town from the state capital.
Speaking on the matter, the Ondo State command spokesman, Femi Joseph said the SDP candidate has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.
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