A man identified as Benjamin Dialysis has been reported dead at Ipogun in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State when the campaign train of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP for the Ifedore/Idanre Federal Constituency in the state, Alhaji Tajudeen Adefisoye popularly known as “Small Alhaji” was reportedly attacked by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs.
The hoodlums who were said to be six in number allegedly ambushed the campaign vehicles in the convoy of Alhaji Adefisoye and as well attacked the Director General of the Olafioye’s Campaign Organisation, Mr. Isaac Kekereowo.
It was gathered that no fewer than three people who were shot are currently in the hospital had sustained different degrees of injuries as a result of the attack.
According to the Spokesman of the “Tajudeen Adefisoye Campaign Organisation” Oluyemi Fasipe, “Yes, It is true. We were attacked by the thugs who suddenly ambushed us after the campaign trains had already visited seven communities of the area.
“We were making our way to Ipogun in the Idanre/Ifedore area when the thugs attack our convoy which was led by the Director General of the Campaign Organisation.
“They (thugs) attacked our people, and shot at people indiscriminately, three persons were shot and one of them is dead already.
“The incidence is highly unfortunate but we are calling for investigations into the case and let the culpits be brought to book by the police.
“Luckily, Alhaji Tajudeen Adefisoye was unhurt and had to rush to the nearest police station at Ilara Mokin to report the incident.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, disclosed that the SDP candidate has been invited by the police for interrogation over the attack.
“We have already invited the man (Adefisoye) for interrogation and he would explain to us more about the attack on his vehicle.
“We have commenced investigation on the attacks on the convoy by the thugs and we shall bring those who perpetrated the act to book soon”.