Protest As Akeredolu’s Aide Allegedly Assaults Youths In Akure

Some youths in Akure, the Ondo state capital have protested alleged assault and arrest of three of them by the government task force led by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale while they were rehabilitating a collapsed bridge at Gbogi RM area.

The angry youths alleged that Dr Odebowale ordered his team to beat up those engaged among them to rectify the faulty part of the bridge, claiming that they did not take permission from the government before carrying out the work.

They also alleged that the task force beat them and whisked those working on the bridge away to anti scorpions squad around FUTA area.

One of the victims , Ebenezer Adeyemi alleged that Dr Odebowale then called the special task force and when they came, they started beating and kicking them inside the gutter.

Speaking on behalf of the youths in the area , Sola Adefemi and one other Youth called on governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to caution the excesses of his Aide who is now known for abusing the citizens on many occasions.

Reacting, the State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Funmi Odunlami , who confirmed the arrest to Radio Nigeria said the suspects were arrested the state task force and had been released.

All efforts to get the reaction of Dr Odebowale were unsuccessful as he did not pick the calls put through to his mobile phone and did not reply both SMS and Whatsapp message sent to him over the allegations.

 Kayode Animasaun

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