APC, APM clash: One dies scores injured in Ogun

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… as 10 suspects land in police net 

Olasunkanmi Akinlotan


A supporter of All Progressives Congress in Ogun state has been reportedly killed after a clash between the party and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). 

The APC had organised a rally in Ifo local government area of Ogun state ahead of the March 9, Governorship election in the state before it turned bloody.

Caution was thrown into the air when a supporter of the APM reportedly hit one of the supporters of the APC with a vehicle and killed him.

The incident triggered violence as supporters of both parties clashed which led to scores of supporters from both sides sustaining various degrees of injuries.

The deceased, identified as Thompson Eleka was said to be a member of the APC in Ifo.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP  Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said the Police had arrested 10 suspects in connection with the crisis.

The Police spokesperson further explained that the driver has been arrested and the bus with which was used to kill the deceased has also been impounded.

Commenting on the incident, The Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Olukunle Oluomo lamented the death of Eleka.

Oluomo said the incident occurred shortly after they had held a peaceful rally and were returning to his constituency office for merry.

His words “Our members allowed the APM members who were in some vehicles to pass without hindrance only for one of them to knock one of our members “.

Attempts to get the reaction from the APM proved abortive as the number of the Director-General, Sarafa Ishola was as of  the time of filing this report was not reachable .

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