AN Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain and a member of the House of Representatives (Akure South/Akure North), Ifedayo Abegunde (a.k.a Abena), has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command over his alleged involvement in the shooting of Labour Party (LP) members around the state capital on Thursday.
About 12 LP members and passersby were hit during the shooting at Irowo, Arakale, Eyinke, Eleye, Odopetu, Gbangbalogun and Oritagun quarters.
The victims are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in the state capital.
An impeccable source at the command who preferred anonymity said Abegunde, spotting a white guinea attire with a black cap, was whisked away by detectives to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the State Headquarters, Igbatoro Road, at about 1:05 p.m.
Some ACN chieftains, including a former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa, were seen around the CID office making frantic calls and discussing in hushed tones.
According to the source, Abegunde’s arrest was effected following series of complaints about his alleged sponsorship of political violence in the Federal Constituency, especially the latest incident which temporarily shut down one third of Akure for about five hours.
“The Honourable was brought to this office this afternoon to answer some questions over the shooting that scattered the town yesterday and other issues that his Akure people have complained about him, especially thuggery.”
Abegunde was said to have been grilled at the CID office and had not been released as at press time.
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