By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo
Armed hoodlums have attacked the residence of Osun ex-commissioner, Hon Biyi Odunlade, who served under former Governor Rauf Aregebsola in Ile-Ife.
Odunlade, who was Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, alleged the hoodlums invaded his house at No 38, Olayinka Ojutialayo, Parakin, old NITEL, in Ile-Ife on Saturday around 8:30pm.
The former commissioner told The Nation the invasion was politically motivated to assassinate him.
Narrating his ordeal, he said: “It was a serious attack. My wife was harassed but managed to escape. My properties were destroyed. I came back from Osogbo to Ile-Ife after thugs attacked us at the APC party secretariat during the hearing of the Ward Congress Appeal Committee. I sat with my friends in my compound before I left to see someone at the palace.
“After about 20 minutes I left home, my daughter called me on phone to inform me that my house is under attack by some hoodlums who covered their faces and were armed with guns and cutlasses.
“She told me that they were shooting in front of my house. She went to the police station to report the matter.
“Those hoodlums were calling my name and shouting, that they were in my house to kill me.
“My wife was inside the house hearing their threat. She ran upstairs where she could hide. The hoodlums went to my Toyota Camry I parked in the compound and smashed the screen.
“They destroyed the windows of my house, they went to my wife’s grocery stores to shatter the place, even they looted her shop.
“I later went to join my daughter at the police station before the DPO and officer came to my house to take photographs and do other things.”
Osun police spokesperson SP Yemisi Opalola promised to get back to The Nation when contacted on the matter.