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Former Commissioner Escapes Assassination Attempt In Market While Sharing Cows With Inscription Of Bola Tinubu

A former commissioner for Works and Transportation in Osun State, Remi Omowaiye” on Friday escaped death by the whiskers in Ilesa.

According to Premium Times, Omowaiye was in a spare parts market to distribute food items to traders as gifts for the festive season when assailants shot sporadically and attacked him with stones and bottles.

Witness told the aforementioned publication that the assailants arrived at the market on motorcycles at 6:22 p.m. and started pelting the former commissioner and his aides with missiles before resorting to shooting sporadically.

Sharing his ordeal, Omowaiye who served as commissioner under the administration of former governor Gboyega Oyetola said some of his aides were stabbed and one of his security details was severely injured by a stone that hit his face.

He explained that he was at the market to share cows and rice with the traders to rejoice with them for the festive season and the name of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was inscribed on the cows he took to the market.

He said, “It is my usual practice to give people things for Christmas and every festive period. In my usual practice, I was coming with a cow and bags of rice. So I went to Ibala.

“On those cows, they wrote Jagaban Asiwaju 2023, so I gave them to Ibala. Their exco came to collect it and they were even saying I should come to the hall and address them but I told them not to worry. I left there for Isita.

“When I got to Isita, I gave them the cow and bags of rice. The next thing is that we just saw people throwing stones and bottles before you know it we started hearing gunshots and at that point, we just needed to move into the vehicle.

“When I was trying to get into the vehicle, one of them took a very big piece of wood, he wanted to smash it on my head but the PDP Chairman of Ilesa West, Segun Olabode, stopped the guy. I was putting on a cap, they removed the cap.

“They injured one of my security attachee, they pelted him with stones, they stabbed some of my boys.

“We had like four to five vehicles in the convoy but it was three vehicles that were inside the market. They broke the windscreen of the vehicle I entered and the vehicle behind me was riddled with bullets and the glass was broken”

He said the incident was been reported to the police and was told that the case has been transferred to Osogbo.

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