By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Former Commissioner for Girls Affairs throughout the first tenure of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday, narrowly escaped being killed by some suspected assassins who invaded her residence situated at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Native Authorities space of the state.
However her husband, Mr Paul Owoseeni was not as fortunate, the underworld males unleashed cuts with machete, chopped off 5 fingers from his left hand.
Mrs Owoseeni served because the Caretaker Chairman of Ikole Council space and was additionally at a time, the Girls chief of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State.
Narrating her ordeal to Journalists through phone in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Mrs Owoseeni , stated the assailants numbering about seven, stormed her home alongside Ikole highway at about 8.30pm and turned off the producing set outdoors , throwing the well- lit setting into complete blackout. Mrs Owoseeni disclosed that the assault was politically motivated by these she had already revealed to the police throughout their go to to the scene of the incident about 11pm on the day of the assault.
She stated, other than her husband, two college students dwelling within the constructing had been additionally attacked with cutlass and iron rods. In response to her, whereas some college students resident with her had been about restoring mild to the constructing, the bandits swooped on them, demanding her (Mrs Owoseni) whereabouts.
“When the sunshine went off, we suspected that the producing set was nonetheless operating outdoors and we requested these college students dwelling with us to exit and test what was taking place. “Jiffy later, we heard them saying please save us, save us and my husband who was not with torch mild rushed out to see what was taking place. The impression we first heard was a case of electrocution. Whereas my husband rushed out to avoid wasting the state of affairs, I attempted to get my torchlight to have the ability to see clearly. “Shortly, the voices modified and I began listening to thief, thief, thief however my husband was already of their midst with these kids. However as a result of I went with torchlight, I used to be in a position to see them and I needed to rush again inside and hid myself someplace.”
“They introduced my husband inside and began asking, the place is your spouse? We’re right here for her and never you. When he didn’t inform them the place I used to be, they began assaulting him, utilizing harmful weapons. They did that till they chopped up his fingers and they fled once they noticed that he had handed out”, she acknowledged.
Mrs Owoseeni stated they instantly took her husband to the Basic hospital to stabilize him earlier than he was referred to Ekiti State College Instructing Hospital(EKSUTH) for intensive care. “From EKSUTH, we had been referred to Federal Instructing Hospital , Ido Ekiti and now we’re in a non-public hospital in Abuja, the place my husband is receiving remedy.”
“I see no motive somebody would wish to kill me for elevating my voice towards injustice within the operating of our get together. I had given the names of these I suspected to the police for investigation”, she stated.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti division, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, stated the case has not been incidented on the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.