ONE Mr. Kola Olomide, a suspected political thug from Olorunda Local Government Council Area of Osogbo was thoroughly dusted on Monday, as his empty boast to arrest OSUN DEFENDER photo-journalist Mr. Gbenga Adeniyi was quickly deflated by the men of the State Security Service (SSS) at Iwopopo celebration.
The venue was road match ritual performed annually as part of a week-long celebration of Osun Osogbo Festival witnessed by legions of worshippers, foreign tourists, dignitaries from far and near and a galaxy of journalists, struggling to catch the side of their stories.
Olomide, who was at the event as one of the on-lookers reportedly spotted OSUN DEFENDER photographer and rose from the obscurity where he was struggling to watch the colourful performance of the traditional dancers to challenge the right of our photo-journalist to cover the spectacular event.
Like a Rambo on the loose, he quickly ran to the SSSmen, begging them to arrest our man; but was asked to identify himself and what gave him the audacity, but information has it that he quickly cog his tail within his bottom flap when Adeniyi brought out his identity card, saying that he was a journalist.
While OSUN DEFENDER man won and forged on with his statutory duty, Olomide, who could not identify himself identify himself disappeared into the thicken crowd; but with a promise that he would personally deal with our man.
Kola Olomide, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a notable political thug had run a moribund printing press at Kola Balogun Area of Osogbo before he finally sought refuge in politics for survival.
By GOKE BUTIKA