Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has pledged to prosecute APC leader, Olumide Awolumate if implicated in the assault on the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Adebunmi Orisadahunsi.

Orisadahunsi was hospitalised after she suffered swollen head and body injuries following an attack by Awolumate at Iye Akoko, Arigidi, Akoko Northwest local government area during the distribution of palliatives in the locality.

Governor Akeredolu who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, said assault on a government official on duty was not only criminal but an affront to his administration.

He said: “Investigation into the incident has begun, and the full weight of the law will be applied to the assailant if found guilty.

“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.”

Also, the state All Progressives Congress called for immediate suspension of Awolumate from the party.

It said the level of indiscipline exhibited by the embattled official was unbelievable.

This was contained in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of the party and signed by its spokesman, Alex Kalejaye.

Kalejaye said: “We are still wondering what could have pushed him into exhibiting that degree of primitive affront on a highly placed party chieftain and serving Commissioner.

“We call for the immediate suspension of the chairman by the ward leaders, and assure them that further disciplinary actions will follow later.”

Ondo APC warned members of its executive to always embrace civility and self-discipline at all times.

Created on
Let's Have Your View

If You Have A Dispute, Where Would You Seek Redress?

"Exciting news! TheNigeriaLawyer is now on WhatsApp Channels 🚀 Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest legal insights!" Click here! ______________________________________________________________________
“Evidence Act: Complete Annotation” by renowned legal experts Sanni & Etti.
Available now for NGN 35,000 at ASC Publications, 10, Boyle Street, Onikan, Lagos. Beside High Court, TBS. Email publications@ayindesanni.com or WhatsApp +2347056667384. Purchase Link: https://paystack.com/buy/evidence-act-complete-annotation ______________________________________________________________________

Get Your Copy Today! "Drafts and Precedents on Civil Litigation" is available at the following recommended booksellers: 07051822705, lindabasil@yahoo.com


For further inquiries, interested individuals can contact SADR via email at info@schoolofadr.com or call +234 8053834850 or +234 8034343955.