The former Commissioner for Works and Transport, 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 while he led some leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ilesa to present Xmas gift to the spare parts maketers.
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 sparodically and trowing various object at the ex commissioner and his entourage.
An Eyewitness said Omowaiye had earlier fixed appointment with the market leaders to present Xmas gift which includes Cow and and bags of rice to the spare part sellers and during the process of process of presentation, some hoodlums led one Bayo Falade surfaced and began to shoot directly at the gathering and throwing various dangerous object to disrupt the gathering and directly aimed at the fomer commissioner vehicle.
The eyewitness who did not want his name mention in print said the hoodlums were shouting “PDP ! Power ” while attacking the former commissioner and the spare part maketers who were standing with him.
Omowaiye’s Toyota Highlander was riddled with bullets while belongings of the victims including mobile phones were charted away.
Meanwhile, a very closed aid to the fomer commissioner said the matter has been reported at the Police Area Command, Ayeso, Ilesa.