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Disgruntled APC members beat up court bailiff in Ogun


Disgruntled APC members beat up court bailiff in Ogun

A court official, who had gone to serve a summon on some leaders of the All Progressive Congress in Ogun State party, was physically manhandled on Tuesday.

The undisclosed court bailiff, who was in Iperu, to serve a summon against the APC leaders in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, was said to have been assaulted by the party operatives.

According to Peoples Gazette, a councillorship aspirant, Muyiwa Osularu, had sued the Vice Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Ikenne Local Government, Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed, the Ogun State chapter of the party and the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to Sagamu High Court for unlawfully replacing his name with another candidate.

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Osularu had claimed that he won the primary election conducted by the APC in Ward 5 Iperu Remo, around May, but his name was substituted for a certain Olaitan Efuwape, by some leaders within the party.

The aggrieved councillorship aspirant pleaded with the court to call councillorship aspirant the Ogun APC to order by lawfully present him as the party councillorship candidate in Ward 5, Iperu Remo.

However, when the court bailiff arrived at Iperu on Tuesday, some members of the party were said to have descended on him and beaten him merciless for having the audacity to deliver the summon.

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The hapless court official, who was rescued by sympathisers, sustained injuries from the physical assault.

Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the attack but said nobody has been arrested in connection to the assault suffered by the victim.

Oyeyemi, who said the matter is still under investigation, disclosed that the bailiff infuriated the party members by going to serve a court summon at a place where they were holding a political rally.

“No arrest has been made yet because there is no way the police can go to where the rally was going on to effect an arrest. We have to wait, when they finish their rally, we are going to invite those who were involved in the assault,” he said.

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“The bailiff went to a place where APC members were having their campaign rally to serve the court summon on someone. I think the APC candidate is the person he wanted to serve the summon at the venue of the rally.

“I guess that’s what infuriated the party members who assaulted him. He has reported the case at Iperu division and the case is under investigation. The case has been incidented and the police are investigating it.”