Adenike Adeolu, the victim
Officials of the Nigeria Police Force have apprehended an alleged PDP thug who has been unleashing violence on residents and extorting money with force.
Adeleye Fayehun, a notorious Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thug in Akure, Ondo State, has violently beaten up a pregnant woman and left her in a coma over a minor disagreement, SaharaReporters has learned.
The victim, Adenike Adeolu, is a local timber contractor based in the State capital, sources said. Mr. Fayehun, natively known as “Ade-Basket,” was said to have attacked the forty-six-year-old pregnant woman for daring to challenge his authority during a meeting summoned to settle issues of illegal taxation among timber operators in the State.
Family sources speaking to online news platform's New York office disclosed that the leaders of the Timber Dealers Association called a meeting at the Infinity Hotel located in Akure where the dastardly incident occurred. One of the family members claimed in a phone conversation that Mr. Fayehun and his boys assaulted the innocent pregnant woman with several punches and attacks.
“He [Ade-Basket] severally punched the innocent woman in her neck and also dragged her hair with an attempt to kill the pregnant woman for daring to challenge him over an issue relating to the illegal taxation of funds,” the family source told a correspondent.
He disclosed that the brutalized woman had been complaining about the ‘undue taxation’ placed on timber business traders who were frustrated by Mr. Fayehun and his cohorts in the State.
Olusegun Adeolu, husband to the victim who also spoke with a correspondent, confirmed that his wife was beaten to a coma by street-boys who were mainly thugs working on the orders of the culprit. Mr. Adeolu added that the criminal had threatened to kill his wife on issues relating to her timber business for some years.
“They beat up my wife to the point that blood was gushing out of her mouth and left her in a state of coma,” he cried out. “Several times my wife has complained about the way Ade-Basket has been taxing them [women] who engaged in this type of business."
He disclosed that his injured wife has been hospitalized and called for further justice. According to a police source, the culprit has been on the blacklist of the police force but he is technically untouchable due to his membership of the opposition party, PDP where he wields so much influence.
The leadership of the PDP in Ondo state is yet to response to its association with the notorious Ade Basket who is capable of affecting the success of the party in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the South-western state.
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