Former Oyo State House of Assembly member, Hon. Wasiu Lafioye Akinmoyede has denied being arrest by the police over alleged assault on Hon Remi Adebayo a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Lagelu
He was said to have been arrested by by one Superintendent Police Officer, Mr. Bolaji from Zone 11, Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly assaulted a leader of the All Progressive Congress in Lagelu local government area of Oyo state.
But the ex lawmaker claims that he was not arrested but invited by the police to settle the the crisis caused by sharing of Ileya gift from Senator Teslim Folarin and Olu Akintola
Hon. Akinmoyede, who represented Lagelu state consistency in the 8th assembly was reportedly broken 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, we reliably gathered took place on Wednesday, 13th August, 2020 during the APC Elders Meeting in the local government
He has since been released on bail to one Mr. Femi Akintunde, a former councillor in Lagelu Local Government after he was given 11 days ultimatum (September 7th, 2020) to settle out of court or face prosecution
AKinmoyede while reacting to the story said it was sharing of Ileýa gift items that led to the crisis.
He explained that what happened was that the party chairman in Lagelu Local Government, Hon. Adeleke had invited only 11 leaders of the party who are former Chairmen and former honourable members that had served in the said local government on the platform of the APC to his house at Iwo road on the 29th July, 2020 for a meeting on the sharing of Ileya gift items donated by the Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial district , Teslim Folarin and the federal house of representatives member representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency, Hon. Olu Akintola.
He said that the chairman informed them that he does not want the party executives in the local government to be involved in the sharing of the Ileya gift.
“The bone of contention is that during the meeting, the complainant, Hon. Remi Adebayo mentioned the name of Segun Ogunyemi (a.k.a. Segmos) who is a former leader of the Legislative Arm in Lagelu Local Government to be among the leaders invited to the meeting. I raised an objection that “Segmos” did not qualified to be part of us as he did not meet the criteria for selection into the meeting. My objection did not go down well with him and that is where commotion ensued.”
Hon. Lafisoye Akinmoyede said that contrary to the claim by Hon. Remi Adebayo on those that had left the party, enthused that what he said on radio was that he wanted to step aside from politics for some time as a result of the trauma he had gone through during his trial over late Sugar’s death but he did not said he would not participate in partisan politics again.
The former lawmaker who denied breaking chair on the complainant’s head, disclosed that it was not only him that the complainant reported to the police for assault but other eight leaders including Hon. Biodun Adedeji, Hon. Debo Arowomole, Hon. Kehinde Adeleke, Hon. Peter Dairo, Hon. Gbenga Adekanmbi, Hon. Femi Akintunde and Hon. D.A. Lawal respectively.
He added that the police only invited them for settlement, stressing that the party Chairman in the local government, Hon. Adeleke had informed the police that the matter was purely party affairs which would be settled amicably. He added that the police had asked them to nominate two people among the leaders that were invited to come and brief them after the matter has been settled.