Ede angry youth attack Aregbesola’s aide at Isiaka Adeleke’s burial

The residence of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in Ede osun state witness another dimension yesterday as the the late senator was about to laid to rest,Angry mourners attacked and injured a prominent Ede indigene, Idiat Babalola, who is one of the commissioner-nominees of Governor Rauf Aregbesola for coming to pay her last respects to the departed politician.

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, rescued, Ms Idiat Babalola, from mob attack at the premises of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.


The Senior Special Assistant Media to Ogun state Govenor Amosun, Mr. Adejuwon Soyinka said “the crowd of sympathisers demanded that Babalola be made to leave the premises of the Ede, Osun State country home of the Adelekes. that Babalola was being touted to become the running mate of the anointed candidate of the APC.

The angry youth also claiming that Adeleke, who was their benefactor, was poisoned at one of the social functions he attended within the state on Saturday.

The demand that Idiat be sent out was made in the presence of her father, Alhaji Sakariyat Babalola, who is the Deputy President, South, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. The angry youths insisted that she should be sent out or they would force her out.

According to punch, the Ede youth claimed that he ate just a piece of meat at one of the functions and that some APC leaders were behind his death in order to brighten the chances of an ‘anointed’ candidate, who they said would pick Babalola eventually as his running-mate.

Earlier before the attack on Babalola, some of the youths had asked the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, to warn Aregbesola, his deputy, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori and all APC leaders against coming to the residence.

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, a former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and other dignitaries were all seated under the canopy when the angry mob collapsed it over them.

Deji Adeleke first protected Idiat in the hope that the youths would respect him but he was wrong.

isibly shaken, as the youths surged forward to hit her.

Her headscarf was removed by the crowd even as one of them jumped over Amosun’s shoulder to strike Idiat’s head while others started throwing sticks and stones at her.

She was eventually taken outside the gate and was driven away in a vehicle.

Source: Punch

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