One of the former Oyo State House of Assembly members, Hon. Wasiu Lafioye Akinmoyede has been arrested by Nigeria Police Force for allegedly assaulting a leader of the All Progressive Congress in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state.
He was arrested on Thursday by Superintendent Police Officer, SP. Bolaji from Zone 11, Osogbo, Osun State
Hon. Lafioye was arrested for hitting a chair on the head of a former House of Representatives member and chieftain of APC in the local government, Hon. Remi Adebayo.
The incident gathered to have happened, on Wednesday, 13th August 2020 during the APC Elders Meeting in the local government.
A source who pleaded anonymity stated that, in the course of the meeting, Hon. Adebayo observed and mentioned the names of some elders, who were not in attendance and called the attention of others to the matter.
Akinmoyede however, countered this submission and told the meeting that those names mentioned have left the APC to another party.
While reacting to Akinmoyede’s claim, Adebayo said one of the persons in question rented an apartment for campaign office for President Muhammadu Buhari in the build-up to 2019 general elections”, the source disclosed.
Adebayo said that if there is anyone, noticed to have left the party, that should be Lafioye Akinmoyede, adding that the former Chief Whip at the 8th Assembly had announced, just after he was released from detention over the alleged murder of a former member of House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye Sugar, his withdrawal from active politics.
“These revelations brought some action out of Hon. Akinmoyede who launched an attack and broke a chair on the head of Hon. Adebayo” our source said.
The elders that were in the meeting include Hon. Peter Dairo, Hon. Debo Arowomole, Hon. Biodun, who is also a former chairman of the local government.
Meanwhile, a source closed to the police has disclosed that the former lawmaker has been released on bail to one Mr. Femi Akintunde, a former councilor in Lagelu Local Government after he was given 11 days ultimatum to settle out of court or face prosecution.