Police Arrest Ogun Dep Speaker For Allegedly Unleashing Hoodlums On SSG, Others Over APC Membership Registration

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The police in Ogun State have arrested the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri.

Kadiri was said to have been arrested on Friday over an alleged attack on some politicians in his constituency, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Kadiri, who represents Ijebu-North at the State Assembly, was arrested after he allegedly led suspected hoodlums to invade the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

The Deputy Speaker was also alleged to have led thugs to invade and vandalise the residence of a former state legislator Adebiyi Odugbesan.

Kadiri was said to have accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the State.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed Kadiri’s arrest to newsmen on Friday evening.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Kadiri was arrested following a petition against him.

He was said to have led some thugs to the house of a constituent, beating him and vandalising his house.

“He was arrested because a case was reported against him by some people in his area. He was alleged to have led some thugs to attack one Honourable at Oru-Ijebu.

“The house of the Honourable was vandalised and some things were damaged there.

“During the APC registration exercise, he was alleged to have attacked a Supervisory Councillor in Oru-Ijebu and he led some people to beat up the man in the presence of the police.

“That’s why he was invited for questioning and we are investigating him,” Oyeyemi said on Friday evening.

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