By Michael Ofulue , Osogbo
Detectives of the Osun State Police Command has commenced full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack on a Labour Party, LP, Chieftain, Rabiu Ismaila
Ismaila was allegedly beaten and stabbed by thugs who attacked him and others for pasting campaign posters of a House of Representatives candidate in Atakunmosa East Local Government area of Osun State, Kunle Gideon.
However, the State Police Command has launched a hunt to track down the suspected attackers and bring them to justices
The police boss in the State, Mr Faleye Olaleye has directed the tactical squad to go after those who are trying to cause problem in the state.
Our correspondent learnt that some members of the party in Owode, Igangan and Olopon communities in Ijesaland had repeatedly cried out over incessant attacks.
Reacting to the alleged attacks, Chairman of LP in the state, Comrade Bello Adebayo, urged the Commissioner of Police, Faleye Olaleye, to arrest and prosecute all the thugs that attacked his party members.
One of the victims, Rabiu Ismaila, while narrating his ordeals said, “I am still receiving treatments at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa after I was hacked by PDP political thugs.
“The thugs are from Iwara. I was attacked on November 30th by six of those thugs. I was attacked because I pasted the posters of Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, Kunle Gideon, popularly known as Aloba. That is my only offence. We are living in fear in that area.”
Another victim revealed that same hoodlums who attacked Ismaila came to attack other members of the party, on Thursday around 11 pm at Olopon Ajegunle village.
He said; “They came to my house; forced their way inside and started destroying my properties. Thank God we were able to escape.
“One of the persons that came to attack us is Tayo, notoriously known as Ijoba. The policemen in our area are not capable of handling these guys.” he cried out over incessant attacks.
They claimed that they have been attacked more than three times within a week.