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THe Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has narrated how he escaped assassination attempt on his life by some gunmen suspected to be political thugs in the early hours of Wednesday, Insight Media reported.
According to him, it took the gallantry of the men of Department of State Services and the Police officers attached to the office of the Speaker that repelled the assailants who arrived his premises at about 2.00 am shooting sporadically at the building.
The Speaker and Ijesa South All Progressives Congress APC stakeholders during a Press Conference in Ilesa added that the attack was also extended to businesses of Honourable Representing Ilesa West State Constituency, Hon. Wale Adedoyin and Hon. Folarin Fafowora, the immediate past Chairman of Ilesa West Central LCDA.
Owoeye stressed that about 5 members of the APC had been killed in gruesome manner across Eti Oni in Atakumosa East, Oke Aga and Ilesa, notable among the dead is the immediate past Secretary of Atakumosa East LCDA.
Owoeye said, “In the early hours of today 22nd February an assassination attempt was made on my life if not for divine Providence the story would have been different. I want to salute the security men who stood their grounds to prevent my assailants from carrying out their aim.