On Sunday night, thugs suspected to be working for opposition politicians attacked property or structures that had connection with either the All Progressives Congress (APC) or politicians of the party’s extraction.
Hon. Kunle Oluomo, Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, was the first victim of the rampaging thugs when he had his constituency office in Ifo, together with five vehicles, set ablaze.
Also the Constituency office of Hon. Ibrahim Isiaka, the Ifo/Ewekoro Federal House of Representatives member, was not spared as hoodlums stormed and burnt it down. The hoodlums seized on the grand finale of the town’s annual Akoogun festival to perpetrate the dastardly acts.
It was learnt that operatives of the Special Anti–Robbery Squad (SARS) had trailed one of the boys suspected to have masterminded the arson to the venue of the Akoogun Festival for gun possession. The boy was also said to have disrupted activities at various polling units during the last general election, but his gang allegedly encircled the Police, stoutly preventing him from being taken away and retrieving the said gun from the Police.
According to reports, the hoodlums also attempted to snatch an AK47 from one of the policemen but in a fierce struggle for the riffle between the Police and the daring hoodlums, gunshot rang out and one of the boys was cut down while the policemen also fled the scene.
This raised the ire of the hoodlums as they quickly regrouped and stormed the constituency office of Kunle Oluomo, torching the constituency building and the vehicles on the premises. Oluomo’s property destroyed during the attack include office, five vehicles (three Mercedes 42-seater buses, one Isuzu Luxurious bus and a 36–seater coaster bus being used for free school shuttle pupils and students in Ifo 1 State Constituency.