The candidate of the Labour Party in the July 16 Osun State governorship poll, Mr. Lasun Yusuff, on Monday, accused supporters of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of attacking his residence in Ilobu.
It was gathered that some yet-to-be-identified people reportedly attacked Yusuff’s house around 1 am on Monday and shot at the building, damaging some aluminum windows on its upper floor, but no casualty was recorded.
Giving accounts of how the attack happened at a programme on Rave FM, Osogbo, Yusuff said the gunmen came around 1 am and shot at the building with the intent to kill, adding that evidence that Oyetola’s supporters attacked his house was with the police.
He said, “This attack was a surprise and it lasted for about 20 minutes and we have evidence that supporters of Governor Oyetola actually did it. We have the evidence. The police have been here, they gathered the evidence that the supporters of Governor Oyetola came to attack my house.
“My life is in danger and when life is in danger, no allegation is strong. I never attacked anybody, my belief is that I want to govern the Osun people and I should tell them what I have in mind. And I have told them in three debates. I was a member of the House of Representatives, I was a Deputy Speaker and people saw what I did.
“They came to my house. Part of the evidence is with the police. The attack started around 1 am and lasted for about 20 minutes.
“Fortunately, my security men were on ground. So it was not a reported speech. The police actually witnessed everything.”
But while reacting, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, called on the security agencies to investigate the attack and unmask the perpetrators.
“On behalf of the state government, we are calling on the security operatives to please, kindly, investigate the allegation by Hon. Lasun Yusuff because I am tempted to believe that he is planning to unleash violence on the innocent people of Irepodun Local Government Area on the day of elections.
“He is, therefore, using this as an alibi to prepare a ground for what he wants to do because if we were to be what he’s trying to paint us to be, I am sure that you will agree with me that we probably would have been after the Peoples Democratic Party because it is that party that has been attacking our supporters,” Omipidan concluded.
Efforts to get the reaction of the State Police Command to the allegations by Lasun proved futile, as calls to the mobile line of the Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, rang but did not pick, and she had not replied to a text message sent to her seeking reaction as of the time of filing this report.
Source: The Punch