Thugs invade Ondo Assembly, over impeachment of Speaker, Deputy

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By Jennifer Y Omiloli

On Friday, suspected hoodlums stormed Ondo State house of Assembly complex minutes after the impeachment of former principal officers of the Assembly.

The hoodlums who were led by Jacob Dabo, the state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), attacked members of the house who were suspected to have plotted the impeachment of the former speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun and his deputy Rt. Hon. Iroju Ogundeji.

The hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons such as bottles, cutlasses, sticks among others were also accompanied to the house by the state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Ade Adetimehin as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Jimoh Dojumo.

During the crisis, the hoodlums had their way as the security operatives left them unchallenged with the Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju on ground.

Attacked by the thugs are the new speaker, Olamide George, his deputy, Abimbola Fajolu.

Others member of the house attacked included, Hon. Vincent Obadiah and Rt. Hon. Jumoke Akindele.

The thugs also attacked a journalist working with AIT, Abiodun Taiwo as well as his counterpart working with ITV, Ade Ilori.

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