The Ondo state Woman Affairs Commissioner, Dr ( Mrs) Olubunmi Osadahun, was weekend, attacked in Arigidi Akoko area of the state, during the distribution of palliatives to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy by the government.
According to reports, the commissioner was attacked by some members of the All Progressive Congress in the council area following the allegation that the exercise was shrouded in secrecy by government officials.
A video circulating on social media showed a man, who used a blue chair to attack the commissioner.
The commissioner was injured during the attack and was reportedly rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
An eyewitness account said that the man, who is a member of the party in Arigidi, in Akoko North West, was present during the ongoing distribution of palliatives in the council.
” We don’t know what had transpired between him and the commissioner, we just saw him when he took one of the chairs and smashed it on the head of the commissioner.”
A deep wound was inflicted on the head of the commissioner.
Immediately this happened, some young boys loyal to the commissioner, also descended on the attacker and dealt with him.
In an interview, a lady who said she’s the commissioner’s daughter, Dr (Mrs) Jumoke Bakare, said that her mother has since been hospitalized after the attack.
According to her” My mother is in the hospital, she can’t talk with you now. She’s now resting.”