Angry mourners at the Ede residence of Senator ISIAKA ADELEKE attacked and injured a prominent Ede indigene, IDIAT BABALOLA, who is one of the commissioner-nominees of Governor RAUF AREGBESOLA for coming to pay her last respects to the departed politician.
The attack came just before ADELEKE’s remains were buried at a grave dug beside the mosque built inside his country home in Ede.
Angry youths have been claiming that ADELEKE, who was their benefactor, was poisoned at one of the social functions he attended within the state on Saturday.
They claimed that he ate just a piece of meat at one of the functions and that some APC leaders were behind his death in order to brighten the chances of an ‘anointed’ candidate, who they said would pick BABALOLA eventually as his running-mate.
The angry youths had, on sighting BABALOLA, who was seated among dignitaries, including the younger brother of the deceased, DEJI ADELEKE, demanded that she should be sent out of the compound.
Feeling that she did not want to yield to their demand, the youths started shaking the canopy under which the dignitaries were seated.
Ogun State Governor, IBIKUNLE AMOSUN; Governor ROTIMI AKEREDOLU of Ondo, former Osun State Governor, OLAGUNSOYE OYINLOLA, and other dignitaries were all seated under the canopy when the angry mob collapsed it over them.