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UPDATED: Many Injured as Suspected Thugs Invade Olopoeyan Residence

Suspected thugs, one of whom was said to be found with an identity card belonging to the Park Management System, PMS, today attacked the Basorun/Idi Ape home of a former leader of People’s Democratic Party in Oyo state, AbdulRasheed Adebisi Olopoeyan, who just joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.

An eyewitness said at the end of the gun duel between the suspected thugs and the Olopoeyan boys, many people were injured, a suspected thug was apprehended and handed over to the police while  other members of his gang fled the scene.

”One of the PMS guys, Ojo, was also arrested by people when he was trying to escape. He was with PMS identity card and he has been handed over to the police. They came in through the Total Petrol station in front of Testing Ground,” said another source who lives around the area.

The attack came few minutes after Olopoeyan formally joined the NNPP.

Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Oshifeso has confirmed that there was a fracas among rival political groups and associates and was swiftly handled by operatives of the Command on the axis.

Oshifeso in a statement also said that the commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko has appealed to all and sundry to allow peace to reign especially during this period of fasting

It further states that the Command can always be reached through its emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free).

Net/Oluwayemisi Owonikoko/Abisola Oluremi

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