POLICE crack team, investigating last year’s June Osogbo explosion has reported that nothing incriminating was found in the apartment of the prime suspect, who was at large. According to the report of the investigation in the possession of OSUN DEFENDER, only campaign materials of Labour Party (LP) in Ondo State were found in the Ondo residence of the prime suspect, Mr Gboyega Olasogba.
It would be recalled that the explosion rocked Osun State Secretariat at the height of the violent crisis that greeted the controversial general elections that were conducted in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pointed accusing finger at the state chapter of the Action Congress (AC), whereby some chieftains of the party were arrested, remanded in prison custody and later released on bail.
The police crack team, according to findings reportedly found the 80 year old father of the suspect-at-large, Pa Olasogba in his residence, but could not explain whereabout of his son.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the report suggested the need to bring MTN into the loop, so as to trace the location, where the suspect might be hiding.
It would be recalled that the embattled State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola had earlier claimed to have been in possession of a diary belonging to the suspect-at-large, where names of AC leaders, who were alleged to have been implicated in the plot to kill him (Oyinlola) featured.
Reacting on the development, Osogbo AC chieftain in Olorunda Local Government Council Area of the State, Elder Sunday Laoye, who has just been released from prison as touching the matter, said that the story of the explosion was mischievously woven around the opposition in a desperate move to cage them (opposition).
“I am a victim of the political “bomb” blast; I was detained for so long both in the police custody and prison for having no connection with the blast. I want the matter investigated, so that I can be vindicated in the end,” said Laoye.
Besides, the AC director of Research, Mr. Sunday Akere has challenged the state governor to make the diary available for the police and the media, for public scrutiny.
By GOKE BUTIKA