It was pandemonium on Thursday at the legislative chambers of the Ughelli South local government council when gunmen stormed the legislative session of the lawmakers, with about nine persons sustaining various forms of injuries.
The hoodlums, brandished guns, cutlasses, battle axes and other dangerous weapons, with which they used in attacking their victims injuring five Councillors, three staff of the council and the Clerk of the House who was stabbed on the head.
Military personnel, however, came to the rescue of the lawmakers, arresting 18 of the hoodlums and handed them over to the police at the Ughelli Area Command for prosecution.
The Leader of the House, December Saromare, in an interview with newsmen said the gunmen took off with the mace of the House, smashed windows, destroyed furniture and other items within the chambers.
A senior police officer at the Ughelli Area Command who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident and the arrests, adding that the suspects have confessed of a top political office holder in the Ughelli South executive and three lawmakers in the council as the brains behind their attack on the lawmakers.
“A blue and white coloured 12-seater bus with registration number JRT 455 XA and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the hoodlums,” the source explained.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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