APC chief allegedly assaults Ondo Women Affairs Commissioner
She and her son were the ones who attacked me
A prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the weekend, allegedly assaulted and injured the Ondo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Olubunmi Osadahun, over the distribution of palliatives in Arigidi Akoko, Akoko North West Council of the state.
The APC chief, Olumide Awolumate, popularly known as “Cuba,” is the party’s chairman for Ward 1, Akoko North-West.
According to sources, an altercation, which degenerated into fisticuffs, occurred over the distribution of palliatives in the area.
One of the sources disclosed that there had been an inequitable distribution of palliatives, which many people had complained about.
A video that has gone viral in the state revealed that Awolumate used a plastic chair to hit the female commissioner after she attempted to attack him.
With bruises on the commissioner’s face and body, she was said to have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
One of her aides said, in confidence, she had been advised to take a rest at the hospital and that she would respond to questions when she is fit.
Reacting to the development, Awolumate claimed Osadahun and her son attacked him in his house.
He said: “I was assaulted in my house by the power drunk Commissioner for Women Affairs with her son in the presence of a police officer.
“I was in my house playing ludo when, all of a sudden, she came in the company of his son, another man, and a police officer.
“When they got to me, the police officer said I was needed at the station at Oke-Agbe. Before I could respond, the commissioner’s son jumped on me and started fighting me, and he even tore my clothes.”
He claimed the commissioner joined her son to beat him.
Meanwhile, the state government and the ruling party in the state have not responded to the issue.
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