•Commissioner Assaulted, Stripped Naked
It could not be out of place to say that the impeached enfant-terrible Chairman, Ilesa-West Local Government Council Area of Osun State, Mr. Ibukun Fadipe is under a spell, as his stock-in-trade: raw thuggery and politics of ‘do-or-die’ eventually cost him his exalted position and turned him to a fugitive.
It would be recalled that the erstwhile controversial council boss, while campaigning for the office last year, reportedly let loose hell on the real and imaginary political enemies, that put Ilesa West council area on the map of political hot-spots in the state.
Fadipe, who was said to have ridden on the tigeritude of violence to power eventually ended up in the belly of violence, Tuesday, this week as nine council lawmakers out of ten effected his impeachment for thuggery and gross misconduct.
Checks at the council revealed that the rattled politician has dialogued with his feet in order to evade arrest for assaulting the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Fausat Sarumi Adebanjo.
According to investigation conducted by OSUN DEFENDER on the alleged atrocities by Fadipe during the week, the embattled politician was gallivanting around in violence because he thought that Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola was enjoying his hostility against his people.
Premising his action on the defence of the embattled governor who suffered a political defeat in Ijesaland during the last year’s controversial governorship election in the state, Fadipe believed that the state helmsman, and his deputy who hails from Ijesaland would always shield him even in the face of raw violence against his people.
Meanwhile, records of bloody political violence in Ilesa have been traced to Fadipe; but managed to sail through from the long arm of the law, because of the suspected authority backing.
Thinking that he had secured a license for the monopoly of violence, the rattled politician then constituted himself into a jungle-law, visiting unguarded anger on the career officers and council workers at any slight disagreement.
OSUN DEFENDER further learnt that a top career official in the council recently received dirty slaps from Fadipe’s generosity of violence over a matter that was not unconnected with a compromise of duty. It was said that the official reportedly picked bone with the impeached chairman over a controversial financial position.
On the latest development, the rattled Fadipe was said to be on the war path with his councillors, over a battle of political supremacy in the council.
It was further gathered that the councillors, on getting that wind of an alleged plan by Fadipe to unleash hoodlums on them, quickly petitioned the governor over their grievances and the sinister plan of the ex-chairman.
In order to quench the raging fire, the governor reportedly set up a peace committee headed by the assaulted commissioner, but the peace mission turned a drama of absurd, when according to inside sources, the erratic Fadipe unleashed his anger on the commissioner in a rare show of shame.
Information has it that no sooner the commissioner, who also hails from Ilesa asked Fadipe some questions about the councillors’ petition than the hot-tempered ex-council boss landed a dirty slap on the commissioner, a scenario that was hijacked by his stand-by thugs, to strip the hapless commissioner naked.
Realizing the grave consequence of his action, Fadipe reportedly spirited back to Osogbo, the state capital, to speak with the governor on the matter, but met his waterloo, when Oyinlola reportedly shunned him, a situation that has now made him take to his heels.
OSUN DEFENDER also found out that, as at the time the council lawmakers were deliberating on the impeachment of the controversial council boss, he had melted away, no where to be found, for the police might pick him up on the allegations against him.