Residents of Iyana-Mortuary area in Abeokuta were in a state of panic yesterday night when suspected hoodlums allegedly broke into the Ogun State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) located in the area.
These suspected hoodlums attacked the secretariat using darkness as a cover and were said to have carted away several vital documents that were in the building.
This was made known today by Chief Derin Adebiyi, the state Chairman of APC loyal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, when he addressed journalists at the Secretariat over the development.
Adebiyi claimed that all the offices within the Secretariat were ransacked by the hoodlums.
He explained that the hoodlums also destroyed all air conditioners, television sets, and chairs in all the offices.
According to him, the air conditioners and televisions destroyed were only a decoy as none of them was taken away from the complex, but, documents were taken away.
Adebiyi later took journalists on a tour of the facility where it was observed that the hoodlums broke in through the rooftop of each of the ransacked offices.
He said the intention of the vandals remains unknown but suspicious.
Adebiyi added that the action might not be unconnected with an attempt to destabilise the Party as governor Ibikunle Amosun winds down his administration.
He said, “The attack was massive and destructive. All offices were broken into including those of the chairman, the state secretary, the organizing secretary, among others.
“The attack witnessed vandalization of property, such as air conditioners, pumping machine, ceilings, chairs and television sets. The offices were ransacked while important files and documents were taken away.
“The intention of masterminds remains unknown, but, suspicious. This is because it is coming at the twilight of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration that prides itself on eight years peaceful coexistence and security of lives and property.
“The Ogun State chapter condemns the incident in the strongest terms as barbaric and uncalled for. This trend is worrisome as it is believed that the incident targeted at destabilizing activities of the party as the governor winds down.
“We wish to state that the Ogun State chapter of APC is a peaceful and law-abiding political party. Our party believes in the rule of law and due process. In this regards, the party has reported the matter to the security agencies for investigation.”
This attack is coming few weeks before Amosun hands over to Dapo Abiodun.
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