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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested Over Alleged Assault

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The Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has been arrested and detained by the state Police Command for alleged assault.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Kadiri was arrested on Friday and subsequently detained at the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said Kadiri, who represents Ijebu-North at the state assembly, allegedly assaulted other members of the party during the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

He reportedly led thugs to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, to attack him and also invaded the residence of a former state legislator Adebiyi Odugbesan, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

Kadiri had accused the two chieftains of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state.

Oyeyemi noted that following complaints by those he allegedly assaulted, Kadiri was arrested and later released after interrogation.

He said: “Some people in his area reported that he led thugs to the house of a former lawmaker where they attacked him and vandalised his house.

“They also said he vandalised the house of the SSG with the same thugs while a councillor in his local government said he forcefully seized the party’s registration materials and when the police went there to recover the materials, he assaulted them with thugs.

“We are simply investigating this because nobody is above the law. If found wanting, he would be made to face the law and that is why he was arrested and is being investigated.

“He would be charged to court if police discover that he has a case to answer after the conclusion of the investigation.”

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