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Operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps have arrested a 35-year-old man, Tunde Abidoye in the state.
Abidoye was arrested with a single barrel gun in Ile Ogbo, Ayedire local government of Osun State on Friday following a complaint lodged at the Ayedire Command of the security outfit.
The complaint was that Abidoye was unleashing terror on residents of the town and destroying their properties.
Confirming the arrest, the Osun Amotekun Corps Commander, Brigadier-General Bashir Adewinmbi said the suspected hoodlum was arrested by the operatives for terrorising the residents of Ile-Ogbo and its environs.
Adewinmbi said, “The suspected hoodlum was arrested on Friday after a complaint was lodged at Ayedire local government command that the suspect was unleashing terror assaults on the innocent people of Ile-Ogbo and destroying their properties. Our men swung into action shortly after the complaint was made and the culprit was arrested and a single barrel gun was found on him at the time of his arrest.
“The suspect was also alleged of causing violence during the last presidential election in the town by shooting at the people who wanted to exercise their civil responsibility and he was planning to disrupt the House of assembly election on Saturday before he was arrested.
“During investigation, he admitted to perpetrating the act,” Adewinmbi asserted.
The suspect has been handed over to the police for subsequent investigation and prosecution, he added.
Gov Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has declared Friday, March 17th as public holiday.
A statement issued by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Thursday, stated that the holiday is to enable Osun State residents travel to their polling units to vote on Saturday for the State House of Assembly elections.
The State Governor further advised residents of the state to be peaceful and law abiding as they prepare for the elections.
“This holiday is to enable Osun State residents travel to their polling units to vote on Saturday for the State House of Assembly elections.
“I call on Osun people to file out and exercise their civic rights. This election is very critical as you will be electing lawmakers who will be working with me. You must vote right”, the statement reads.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has won 18 out of the 23 local governments so far announced in Osun State.
His counterpart, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, won in five local government areas of the state.
The collation officers across local governments in the state announced the results before the State Returning Officer, Professor Tolulope Ogunsola of the University of Lagos.
Atiku leads in Boluwaduro, Ifedayo, Ila, Odo-Otin, Irepodun, Orolu, Ede-North, Ede-South, Ife-South, Ife-North, Ola-Oluwa, an Ayedire local government council areas.
Other local government areas where the PDP candidate won include: Obokun, Oriade, Atakumosa-East, Atakumosa-West, Egbedore, Ilesa-East and Ilesa-West.
Meanwhile, Tinubu won in Osogbo, Olorunda, Ife-Central, Ife-East and Boripe local government areas with wide margins.
However, the Labour party comes a distant third in the results declared so far.
Senator Ademola Adeleke has been removed as Governor of Osun State by an election petition tribunal.
Adeleke’s victory in the July 16, 2022, governorship election in Osun state was upturned by a three-man panel led by Justice Tertsea Kume on Friday, January 27.
This followed the admission of claims of over-voting in some polling units in the state. According to the tribunal, Adegboyega Oyetola, a former Governor of the state who was the All Progressives Congress candidate in the election, garnered 314,931 votes in the election against Adeleke’s 219,666 votes.
The majority judgement was split two to one. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has now been ordered to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke be withdrawn and issue another to Adegboyega Oyetola.