Fayemi’s former commissioner, Funke Owoseeni, escapes assassination, husband injured

Nigeria Police
Nigeria Police

A former Commissioner in Ekiti State, Mrs. Funke Owoseeni, has escaped being killed by suspected assassins who besieged her residence along Ijesa Isu road in Ikole Local Government area, Ekiti State.

But her husband, Mr. Paul Owoseeni, did not escaped the attack of the assassins who chopped off five of his fingers during the attacked with dangerous weapons.

Mrs Owoseeni, who served during the first tenure of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also served as the Caretaker Chairman of Ikole Council area, and a Women leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday, Mrs. Owoseeni, said the assailants stormed her house along Ikole road at about 8.30pm and turn off the generating set outside, thereby putting the environment into total blackout.

Mrs Owoseeni described the attack as a politically motivated assassination by those who according to her had already been revealed to the police during their visit to the scene of the incident around 11pm on the day the attack occurred.

She said while some students resident with her were about restoring light to the building, that the bandits swooped on them and started requesting for where she (Mrs Owoseeni) was at that time.

“Few minutes later, we heard them saying please save us, save us and my husband who was not with torch light rushed out to see what was happening. The impression we first heard was a case of electrocution “Shortly, the voices changed and I started hearing thief, thief, thief but my husband was already in their midst with those children.

But because I went with torchlight, I was able to see them and I had to rush back inside and hid myself somewhere.

Mrs Owoseeni said they immediately took her husband to General hospital to stabilize him before he was referred to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) for intensive medicare.

“From EKSUTH, we were referred to Federal Teaching Hospital , Ido-Ekiti and now we are in a private hospital in Abuja, where my husband is receiving treatment.

“I see no reason why someone would want to kill me for raising my voice against injustice in the running of our party. I had given the names of those I suspected to the police for investigation”, she said.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti division, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the case has not been reported at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.

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