The Ondo State Police Command has ordered an investigation on the alleged attack on the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr Adebunmo Osadahun by a ward chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Arigidi, Akoko North West, Olumide Awolumate, during the distribution of palliatives.

 The state police commissioner, in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, in Akure, the state capital, condemned the attack on the commissioner and ordered a probe. The statement reads:

 “Preliminary investigation reveals that the commissioner who was in the Akoko area to see to the distribution of state palliatives was attacked by the assailant named Awolumate Olumide while having a meeting with some of their party members in the area.

"The CP has ordered that a thorough investigation be carried out and the case transferred to the SCID, Akure for further probe into what led to the Assault,” the PPRO said.

Also, the state government has condemned the attack on the commissioner, noting that an assault on a government official on duty is not only criminal but an affront to the government. 

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, representing the State Government in a statement issued on Monday 18th September 2023, said; 

"We remind the public, that the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law prohibits all forms of violence against persons and provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishments to offenders.

 “There are better ways to seek remediation or express concerns where necessary. In the distribution of palliatives, we will continue to do our best to reach the most vulnerable in our communities and we ask for your understanding and support. We urge Ondo State residents to be law-abiding at all times”.


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