There was pandemonium on Tuesday in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, which is residence city of Governor Dapo Abiodun, as suspected thugs attacked and brutally stabbed a courtroom bailiff, Mr. Adetayo Odunlami, on his head.
The thugs allegedly loyal to the Vice Chairman of Ikenne Native Authorities, Hon. Efuwape Olaitan, have been stated to have attacked the bailiff when he tried to serve courtroom processes on their principal.
The hoodlums who allegedly used axe, cudgel, charms and bottles to inflict accidents on their goal, additionally reportedly dispossessed him of undisclosed amount of cash, cell phone, id card and automatic teller machine (ATM) card, amongst different useful objects.
It was gathered that the incident was fallout of the controversy trailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination of councillorship candidate for the July 24 Native Authorities elections within the state and wrongful substitution for Ward 5, Iperu-Remo in Ikenne Native Authorities.
Our correspondent learnt that Odunlami, who’s serving within the Ogun State Excessive Courtroom, Sagamu Division, had gone to hold out the order of Justice T. A. Okunsokan to serve the originating course of and listening to discover on Hon. Efuwape within the swimsuit filed by one Mr. Osularu Muyiwa, who claimed his identify was wrongly substituted after the APC primaries.
Efuwape, the APC and Ogun State Unbiased Electoral Fee (OGSIEC) have been joined as first, second and third respondents respectively within the swimsuit quantity HCS/286/21.
However for mom luck, the bailiff might need been killed throughout the violent assault on Tuesday.
Narrating his ordeal to reporters, Odunlami stated he went to serve the courtroom processes on the primary respondent (Efuwape) with out police escorts.
The bailiff disclosed that after he had launched himself to the Council Vice Chairman, some thugs who have been with him (Efuwape) swooped on him and beat him mercilessly.
“I went there to serve courtroom course of. After I had recognized myself, he (Efuwape) stated ‘so you’re the one they despatched? I’ll present you immediately!’ Within the course of, his boys attacked me and stole my ATM, id card, the cash in my pocket and my cell phone. They attacked me with axe, bottle *Juju* and different harmful objects. Actually, they wished to kill *me* however thank God, I escaped,” he instructed reporters.
The visibly shaken bailiff stated he by no means envisaged such an assault could possibly be launched towards him in the reason for finishing up his reputable official project.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the matter had been reported to Iperu Police Station as of the time of submitting this report.
It will likely be recalled that the APC candidates nomination for the forthcoming native authorities elections took one other dimension when Osularu dragged Efuwape to courtroom over allegations of wrongful substitution of identify.
The originating courtroom summons dated July 8, 2021 and filed on behalf of Osularu by his counsel was introduced earlier than the courtroom in pursuant to Part 36 of 1999 Structure, Part 87 (9) of Electoral Acts 2010 as amended, Articles 7, 19 and 21 of APC Structure and paragraph 3, 4A (5) and 6 of the APC Electoral Tips 2014 and Order 3, Guidelines 8 and 9 of Ogun State Excessive Courtroom.
In an affidavit he deposed to, Osularu had claimed to have gained the APC councillorship primaries for Ward 5, Iperu Remo held on Could 20, 2021 however his identify was allegedly substituted for Efuwape, who’s presently the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the native authorities.
The applicant, due to this fact, prayed the courtroom to grant an order nullifying the identify of Hon Efuwape because the APC councilorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu Remo since his choice was not in tune with part 87 (9) of Electoral Acts 2010 as amended in addition to APC structure and election tips.
He additionally requested the courtroom to order the APC (second respondent) to ahead his identify to the OGSIEC (third respondent) whereas the OGSIEC should settle for, record, publicize and print his identify on the poll paper because the APC councillorship candidate for Ward 5, Iperu-Remo within the coming native authorities elections.
The applicant additional urged the courtroom to grant an order of perpetual injunction restraining Efuwape from parading himself because the APC commonplace bearer for Ward 5 within the native authorities elections.
In the meantime, the courtroom yesterday granted an Ex-parte Order moved by Daud Fazaz Segun, the counsel to the applicant, directing that the case can be heard throughout trip contemplating its urgency.
The courtroom, presided over by Justice Okansanwo additional ordered that listening to discover be served on events to the matter.