By: Adeboye Ado
The Ondo State Government says it has begun probe into the assault on the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr. Adebunmi Osadahun, by a ward chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Arigidi, Akoko North West, Olumide Awolumate, during the distribution of palliatives.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju on Monday in Akure, the state capital.
The statement reads, “anywhere in the world, assault is a criminal offense. Assault on a government official on duty is not only criminal, it is an affront on the government, and it is a very serious charge.”
“The state government condemns in unequivocal terms the assault and bodily injury inflicted on the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Dr. Adebunmi Osadahun by a man said to be a politician from Iye Akoko, In The course of palliative distribution in Akoko North West local government. Investigation into the incident has begun, and the full weight of the law will be applied to the assailant, if found guilty.”
“We remind the public, that the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law prohibits all forms of violence against persons and provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishments to offenders.”
“There are better ways to seek remediation or express concerns where necessary. In the distribution of palliatives, we will continue to do our best possible to reach the most vulnerable in our communities and we ask for your understanding and support. We urge Ondo State residents to be law abiding at all times. Thank you.”