Osun State Judiciary Complex earlier today was beefed up with security as the alleged blackmailers of Osun lawmaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye, are appearing before a Magistrate Court.
— InsideOndo Media (@InsideOndo) September 19, 2018
The accused persons were brought into the court premises amidst the heavy presence of armed prison officers and policemen.
Security personnel had a hectic time controlling hundreds of supporters of the lawmaker, who trooped to the court in solidarity with him.
The lawmaker, who is the Majority Leader, is also in court but the Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, has not entered into the court due to the rowdy situation.
Policemen and prisons guards locked the doors into the complex where the courtroom is located but supporters forced their way inside the complex but were stopped from entering the courtroom.
It was gathered from a court official that a man suspected to be sympathetic to the accused persons was stripped naked and injured by some of the lawmaker’s supporters.
They were angry that the accused persons were allowed to cover their faces while they were marched into the courtroom by heavily armed prison officers.
A lawmaker caught bathing with blood in the market in Osun state, police claims its blackmail and they didn't even bother to ask the source of the blood, animal or human's?
— Engr. Famoofo Damilola (@macquad) September 17, 2018
Naija News recalls that Owoeye’s nude bathing video in the market place went viral on Saturday where he was said to have been tricked and swindled by the blackmailers.
His camp has since condemned the video, saying it was recorded to prevent him from reporting to the police that he was swindled.
Timothy Owoeye,an Osun State lawmaker who was seen bathing in the market square for ritual was humiliated&got the beating of his life.Why is there war against Trado Worshipers by Nigerians. @PaulTArkwright @ChidiOdinkalu @GlobalPeaceNG @COPEN_HOA @InterfaithWorld @NOA_Nigeria pic.twitter.com/lljB1SIyEz
— Nigeria Council For African&Traditional Worshipers (@africa_ncatw) September 16, 2018