Former Commissioner under the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday, escaped being killed
by suspected assassins who besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.
attacked with dangerous weapons.
Mrs Owoseeni also served as the Caretaker Chairman of Ikole Council area and she was at a time the Women leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State.
about 8.30pm and turned off the generating set outside, thereby subjecting the hitherto well- lit environment into total blackout.
Mrs Owoseeni described the attack as a politically motivated assassination attempt by those, who according to her had already
been revealed to the police during their visit to the scene of the incident around 11 pm on the day the attack occurred.
She said while some students resident with her were about restoring light to the building, the bandits swooped on them and started requesting for where she (Mrs Owoseeni) was at that time.
“Few minutes later, we heard them saying please save us, save us and my husband who was not with torchlight rushed out to see what was happening. The impression we first heard was a case of electrocution. While my husband rushed out to save the situation, I tried to get my torchlight to be able to see clearly.
“Shortly, the voices changed and I started hearing thief, thief, thief but my husband was already in their midst with those children. But because I went with torchlight, I was able to see them and I had to
rush back inside and hid somewhere.
“They brought my husband inside and started asking, where is your wife? We are here for her and not you. When he didn’t give them where I was, they stared macheting him with dangerous weapons and they did that until they chopped up his fingers and they fled when they saw that he had passed out”, she stated.
Mrs Owoseeni said they immediately took her husband to General hospital to stabilize him before he was referred to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH) for intensive Medicare.
“From EKSUTH, we were referred to Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti and now we are in a private hospital in Abuja, where my husband
is receiving treatment.
“I see no reason why someone would want to kill me for raising my voice against injustice in the running of our party. I had given the names of those I suspected to the police for investigation”, she said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti division, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the case has not been incident at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.
“I have not been briefed but I know that the matter would have been under serious investigation since the victim said our men at Ikole Division had been informed.
“I am going to contact our men at the Criminal Investigation
Department(CID) to know how far they have gone about the case”, he said.
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