APC Registration: Ogun Assembly Deputy Speaker Culpable Of Allegations, Police Claim - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Saturday, February 27, 2021

APC Registration: Ogun Assembly Deputy Speaker Culpable Of Allegations, Police Claim

ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun State on Saturday affirmed that, the embattled Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri is culpable of all allegations leveled against him. 

The Police equally said it may arraign him in court on Monday. 

THE ENCOUNTER NEWS reports that, the Deputy Speaker was detained at the Criminal Investigation Department at the state Police headquarters, Eleweran Abeokuta for allegedly invaded the SSG's residences in Oru Ijebu and that of a former Assembly member, Hon. Kunle Adegbesan with some thugs. 

It was reported that the invasion may not be unconnected with the hoarding of registration materials for the ongoing APC membership registration and revalidation exercise. 

Although, the lawmaker denied the allegations describing it as attempt to tarnish his reputation. 

But the police in a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday, preliminary investigation revealed that the Deputy Speaker was culpable in all the allegations. 

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi Hon. Kadiri was only trying to whip up sentiments and portray the police as acting on the instruction of the SSG. 

Oyeyemi noted that, the command would not support any political party or group but rather committed to securing lives and property of all citizens regardless of status. 

The PPRO therefore warned that anybody who run foul of the law would be decisively dealt with. 

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"On the 20th of February 2021, the command received a complaint from one Mrs. Olabode Adegbesan of No6 Ayegbami street Awa ijebu who reported at Awa ijebu police station that, while she was at home at about 12noon, some people led by the Deputy speaker invaded their home, throwing stone into the house and calling out her husband Hon. K. Adegbesan to come out to be dealt with. In the process, the hoodlums vandalized the window glasses of the house before they left with threat to come back with more violence. 

"Not quite an hour after the first report, one comrade Akeem Temitope Akilo also came to report that, he was at the house of the SSG's father when the deputy speaker led some people to the house at about 12:55 pm, vandalized the window glasses and removed the APC flag hoisted therein and took it away.

"Also, at about 1:30pm of the same day, one Otunba Adetohun Oduwole reported that the same deputy speaker Hon.Oludare Kadiri led some thugs to her house and destroyed the front door of the house as well as window glasses before they left. 

While investigation into all the reports was going on, one Hon. Yinusa Adekunle reported that the register been used for the APC registration exercise has been forcefully seized by one Hon. Abagun Yinusa. 

"This prompted the DPO Awa ijebu to visit the house of the said Hon. Abagun for the purpose of recovering the seized register. On getting their, the deputy speaker arrived the scene with about twenty men in two buses and descended heavily on the complainant, hon Yinusa Adekunle, beat him mercilessly and almost killed him. It took the policemen who were also held hostage hours before they were able to rescue the victim and escaped from the scene. 

"It was on the basis of all these criminal allegations backed with a written petition which was endorsed to state criminal investigation and intelligence department that the deputy speaker was invited for questioning. Preliminary investigation so far revealed that the deputy speaker is culpable in all the allegations hence his detention. 

"It is therefore a thing of surprise that the deputy speaker is trying to change the narrative in order to whip up sentiments and portray the police as acting to the dictate of the Secretary to the State Government. 

"It is quite unfortunate that a serious criminal allegation is being downplayed as a mere political vendetta. 

"The command is hereby stating categorically that it's not in any way sympathetic to any political party or group but rather a law enforcement agency committed to securing life and property of all, regardless of status."

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