The Osun State Government on Monday accused the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, of allegedly invading the state capital, Osogbo, with armed thugs and shooting sporadically into the air to scare innocent people away from their businesses.
The allegation was levelled by the Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode, in a statement she issued on Monday.
This followed sporadic gunshots around Old Garage around 7pm as the former Governor’s convoy moved through Ajegunle area to Oke-Fia after a meeting of his faction of the All Progressives Congress.
The statement by Egbemode said: “We have credible reports that some misguided cowards have invaded Osogbo, the Osun State capital with armed thugs to foment trouble. These miscreants and their kingpin started shooting as they raced through the town.
“Their interest is simply to attempt to thwart the peace of the state and create fear in the minds of the good people of Osun counting on a long-lost influence.
“The Government of Osun hereby warns that there are no sacred cows in the state. No one is above the law here regardless of their past glories or future aspirations. Security agencies have been well briefed about the activities of these mischief makers, who have set themselves on a collision course with the law.”