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Opposition parties supporters clash in Akure

03 September 2012, 10:05

Ondo - Supporters of the ACN and the ruling Labour Party (LP) in Ondo State engaged one another in a free-for-all on Saturday in Akure during a meeting of the women wing of the LP.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt on Sunday that the clash took place at the popular Lafe Junction on Oyemekun Road in Akure.

According to the Director of Publicity of the LP, Mr Koye Odogiyan, the clash was ensued when supporters of the ACN attacked some women members of the LP holding a meeting.

He explained that the women were holding a ward meeting at a restaurant; Tos Café, when some youths believed to be supporters of the ACN descended on the meeting.

Odogiyan said the meeting was about rounding up when the ACN supporters stormed the place and started attacking the women.

The LP spokesman said the restaurant was destroyed as the attackers believed to belong to the camp of a member of the House of Representatives, broke tables, chairs and bottles to scare away the women.

When contacted on telephone, the ACN Director of Media, Mr Gbenga Akinmoyo, said he was not aware of the clash.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Adeniran Aremu, confirmed the clash, saying that the police were on top of the situation.

He said that some people, whom he believed, were hoodlums, had been arrested in connection with the clash.

Akinmoyo said that investigation into the matter had commenced and that the suspects would be charged to court soon.


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