BY GBENGA OLARINOYE, OSOGBO
Another orgy of violence rear its head in Osun state yesterday as a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ilesa East Local Government Area of the state, Mr Alaba Agunmo was allegedly stabbed to death by suspected thugs who reportedly invaded his residence at Irojo area of Ilesa.
This is coming barely two weeks after a stalwart of the PDP in Ife East Local Government Area, Pa Taiwo Ogundele was killed during the last voters’ registration exercise in the state.
The thugs according to sources lured Agunmo to the back of his residence where they allegedly stabbed him on the neck till he gave up the ghost.
The state chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa in a statement however called on the Police to investigate the murder of Agunmo, who he described as a committed member of the PDP in the state.
Olaoluwa who described the killing of Agunmo as barbaric, said the party would prosecute the killing of all its members in the last three and half years of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration in the state.
He urged the Police to ensure thorough investigation of the murder case, just as he called on relevant agencies of government to protect members of the PDP in the state from untimely death.
He also condemned the alleged victimization of members of the PDP in the state in the recent time, alleging that the ruling All Progressives Congress APC members are frustrating members of the PDP because of the forthcoming election.
The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO for the state Police command, Mrs Folashade Odoro confirmed the development, but added that it would be wrong to jump into hasty conclusion that it was a political killing.
According to her, an argument ensued between the deceased and another person at a beer palour when the victim was allegedly stabbed but gave up the ghost at the hospital where he was rushed to