The political standoff between the incumbent Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Engr. Rauf Aregbesola worsens on Monday as some key loyalists of the Federal minister of Interior were dragged to court
for alleged offences ranging from assault and conspiracy.
The intraparty crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Osun State took a new dimension yesterday when some loyalists of the Minister Of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court were Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile and former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Com. Biyi Odunlade, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Barr. Gbenga Akano, a member of the APC in Ilesa, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle.
They were accused of assaulting one Muideen Ajetunmobi and Usman Lekan at the APC Secretariat o. August 14, 2021.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the allegations and their Defence Counsels, Abdulfatai Abdulsalam and Muftau Adediran applied for the bail of the APC chieftains on self recognisance.
The Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara granted bail to Salinsile, Adebiyi, Salami, Odunlade and Akano, on self recognisance in a sum of N5 million each.
The Magistrate also admitted Alaba and Adekunle to bail in a sum of N5 million with one surety each. The surety must either be a civil servant or house owner residing within the jurisdiction of the magistrate.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the case was adjourned till September 24 for mention.