The ad hoc ward delegate Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State was marred by the killing of two persons on Wednesday held across Osun State on Wednesday.
The PUNCH reported that one Toib Mutallib was hacked to death by suspected political thugs at Agberire ward, a community in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.
Another individual identified as Olamide Aremu died at a hospital after he was shot in the leg in the Koso Area of Ipetumodu.
Reports revealed that the suspect was almost beaten to a coma but for the intervention of police operatives, however, a vehicle said to belong to the suspect was reportedly razed down by a mob.
The violence recorded during the election also left some with various degrees of injuries including a 28-year old man, simply identified as Sheriff, in the Agberire area.
Also, two persons were also reportedly injured during the Congress in Oba Oke, in Olorunda Local Government and Ipetumodu, in Ife North Local Government.
Confirming the deaths, Osun police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said that in the first attack which occurred in Agberire, “two people were hacked, the assailants attacked them with broken bottles and machete. One Amoo Oyeniyi reportedly led some hoodlums in a Suzuki minibus to the venue of the ward congress. Immediately they got to the venue, they launched attacks on people they met there.
“Police operatives immediately rushed down to the place and evacuated two people that were seriously injured and took them to hospital. It was at the hospital that a doctor confirmed one of them, Toib Mutalib dead. The other injured victim, Sheriff is said to be responding to treatment.
“Lawal Ibrahim and Ibrahim Akande alongside Amoo who reportedly led the attack have been arrested by the police. Police also recovered their vehicle and weapons they used during the attack.”
Speaking on the incident that occurred in Ipetumodu, Opalola said, “a man Olamide Aremu was reportedly shot in the leg by a suspected thug. They were at the collation centre when gunshots were heard. The man that fired the shot was apprehended by the residents and beaten to coma. Policemen later rescued him and took him to the hospital. His vehicle was also burnt.”