From Lateef Dada, Osogbo
Sharing of the largesse of the July 16 governorship election has caused chaos in Ede, the hometown of the Osun State Governor-Elect, Ademola Adeleke, as three persons were killed and properties worth millions of naira destroyed.
It was gathered that the crisis broke out on Friday during a meeting held at the party secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), opposite Ansarudeen Mosque, Ede, over the leftover money for the last governorship election.
The crisis, according to sources, led to fisticuffs while the personal assistant of a senior legislator in the state assembly was slapped in the process.
Findings showed that the aide to the senior legislator was asked to release the election largesse in his possession. Angry members of the party attacked him when he refused the money.
Friends of the aide were said to have invited police officers who escorted the aide to the home of the PDP chieftain that allegedly slapped the aide, to arrest him.
It was further learnt that violence erupted in the process and this led to the killing of two persons including a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who happens to be a son of the PDP chieftain.
However, APC members in the town took the incident as deliberate, saying their member was killed for his refusal to work for the PDP in the election.
Sunday Sun learnt from a source that he fracas led to the killing of ‘Kuranga,’ the brother of late notorious thug, Elemo at Atapara. Angry APC members retaliated by razing the house of the father of the minority leader of the House of Assembly, Adewunmi Kofoworola, enveloping the whole town in violence.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Atanda Olabisi, said the intelligence report available to the command revealed that the culprits and the victims had been taken to the police command.
She said the police spokesperson would explain the details of what happened.
But, calls made to the phone of the spokesperson of the Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, were not successful.
Osun Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, accused Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of plotting to destabilize the state.