The former Commissioner for Works and Transport in Osun State, Eng Oluremi Omowaiye was on Friday evening attacked by suspected PDP thugs in Ilesa, damaged his vehicles and seriously injured his entourage.
He was attacked at popular Isida Spare part Market in Ilesa, Ilesa West Local Government area of Osun State while he led some leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ilesa to present Xmas gift to the spare parts marketers.
APC Youth Leader, ward 3 Ilesa West, Opeyemi Oke , Tosin Adanlawo, a member of APC, Mr Odekunle, Mr Ojo Agboola, Mr Junior Olaojaoke were critically injured and currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
The suspected assailants were led by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) includes ; Bayo Falade (Landlord) Rotimi Ojo (Rotimi Abu) Basit Alli (Basty) Tope Ilelowowa, Nurudeen Alowonle who were alleged to be shooting sporadically and throwing various dangerous objects at the ex commissioner and his entourage.
An Eyewitness said Remi Omowaiye had earlier fixed appointment with the market leaders to present Christmas gift which includes Cow and and bags of rice to the spare part sellers and during the process of presentation, some hoodlums led by one Bayo Falade surfaced and began to shoot directly at the gathering while also throwing various dangerous object to disrupt the gathering and directly aimed at the former commissioner’s vehicle.
The eyewitness who did not wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals by the hoodlums said, the suspected Political thugs were shouting “PDP ! Power ” while attacking the former commissioner and the spare part marketers who were his hosts and were standing with him.
Omowaiye’s Toyota Highlander was riddled with bullets while belongings of the victims including mobile phones were taken away by the attackers.
Meanwhile, a close aide to the former commissioner said the attack has been reported at the Police Area Command, Ayeso, Ilesa in Osun State.
The Commissioner has however in a chat with media men confirmed the attack describing it as a very dangerous escalation and a return to an inglorious past in the State.
The Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has however urged the Police to arrest the perpetrators of the attack or Mr Omowaiye while the Peoples Democratic Party in the State has distanced itself, members and the Executive Governor of the State Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke from the attack.