2 injured as Kashamu’s Senatorial rally turns violent

The campaign train of a Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ogun State Chapter, Buruji Kashamu, turned bloody Wednesday, following gunshots at the rally venue which left one person seriously injured.

The incident occurred at Okun-Owa, Ward 3 along Sabo market in Odogbolu local government area when security operatives attached to the convoy of Mr. Kashamu allegedly shot at a bystander.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that as Mr. Kashamu, who is contesting the Senatorial seat from Ogun East, was leaving the venue of the rally, which led to commotion as a vehicle in the convoy allegedly hit a bystander who sustained injuries.

This caused an uproar among other bystanders causing Mr. Kashamu’s security detail to shoot sporadically to disperse the crowd.

However, another bystander was hit in the stomach by a bullet.

The gunshot victim identified as Bembe-Bembe was rushed to Babcock University Teaching Hospital in Ilisha-Remo in Ikenne Local Government area of the state where he is currently receiving treatment.

However, Director General of the Campaign Organisation, Leke Adekoya, when contacted denied the incident.

“Nothing like that happened,” he said. “We didn’t encounter any incident during our rally”.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in his own reaction confirmed the shooting by “unidentified” gunmen.

Mr. Adejobi explained that the incident occurred after the party’s rally and the victim was still responding to treatment.

“We had the report of unidentified gunmen after the rally,” he said. “We can’t get anybody for now but we are going to do through investigation into the matter.

“The victim is in the hospital and recuperating and responding to treatment but we are unable to identify the perpetrators who fired the shot but we are going to spread out tentacles to get them.

“The Commissioner of Police has directed for a thorough investigation into the matter, and be assured that the culprits would be fished out.”


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