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For Criticising Aregbesola, Thugs Attack Newspaper Readers At Newsstand

Published by Nairaland on Fri, 10 Jul 2015

Some hoodlums yesterday stormed a newsstand at Wole-Ola Estate junction, opposite Ayegbaju International Market in Osogbo, the state capital and attacked newspaper readers who were criticising Aregbesola's administration.One side of the report revealed that on Tuesday some youths allegedly booed and shout thief, thief while Governor Rauf Aregbesola was passing through the area to his office.The development was said to have angered some others who are loyal to Governor Rauf Aregbesola and in the process a retaliation move was organized which resulted in the beaten.Another side of the report revealed that the newsstand had been an hot spot for both supporters of APC and PDP where they always engaged themselves in hot argument in favour and against government.It was gathered that yesterday incident was not the first time such thing will happen.One of the victims who is also a civil servant in the state, Fadeyi Solomon Olufemi while narrating his ugly experience said the armed thugs numbering about 40 came to the newsstand in four mini buses and four motorcycles and beat newspaper readers mercilessly.According to him, 'there was a very hot argument among the newspaper readers at the junction. Some argued against Aregbesola and his administration, especially as relating to the issue of non-payment ofsalaries of workers in the state. Others argued in favour of the governor.Fadeyi explained further that one of those arguing in favour of Aregbesola at the newsstand later stepped aside and made a phone call and that the hoodlums arrived the scene few minutes later.It was further gathered that the newspapers were destroyed.The Chairman of Newspapers Distributor Association in Osun State, Alhaji Muhammed Azeez Olaiya who visited the scene of the incident said the association was not happy over the development and lamentedthat people could no longer expressed themselves freely in the state.Source:www.dailyindependentnig.com/2015/07/criticising-aregbesola-thugs-attack-newspaper-readers-newsstand/
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