Former commissioner escapes assassination as husband’s fingers gets chopped off

Former commissioner escapes assassination as husband’s fingers gets chopped off

A former commission of women affairs in Ekiti state, Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday, February 21, narrowly escaped assassination at her residence in Ijesa Isu, Ikole local government of the state.

Daily Trust reports that Owoseeni's husband, Paul, however sustained severe injury when some armed men attacked their residence.

It was gathered that the armed men became furious and launched an attack on Paul when they could not locate their target.

The men who besieged the Owoseeni residence with various dangerous weapon chopped of the fingers of the commissioner's husband.

Speaking on the incident, Funke told journalists that the assailants stormed her house at about 8.30 pm and turned off the generating set outside, thereby subjecting the house into total blackout.

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Describing the attack as political, she said while some students resident with her were about restoring light to the building, the bandits swooped on them and started requesting for where she (Mrs Owoseeni) was at that time.

Funke said: "When the light went off, we suspected that the generating set was still running outside and we asked those students living with us to go out and check what was happening."

“Few minutes later, we heard them saying please save us, save us and my husband who was not with torch light rushed out to see what was happening. The impression we first heard was a case of electrocution," Funke said.

“While my husband rushed out to save the situation, I tried to get my torchlight to be able to see clearly.

“Shortly, the voices changed and I started hearing thief, thief, thief but my husband was already in their midst with those children. But because I went with torchlight, I was able to see them and I had to rush back inside and hid myself somewhere.

“They brought my husband inside and started asking ‘where is your wife? We are here for her and not you’. When he didn’t tell them where I was, they started macheting him with dangerous weapons and they did that until they chopped off his fingers and they fled when they saw that he had passed out," the former commissioner said.

According to her, her husband was immediately taken to the General Hospital to stabilize him before he was referred to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) for intensive medicare.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a strong supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Eha Alumona, Nsukka local government area of Enugu stat, Chukwuemeka Ishienyi, was shot dead on Wednesday, February 20.

The deceased was said to have been shot dead while returning from a meeting allegedly organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Eha Uno ward in Nsukka.

Ishienyi, 24, and the only son of his mother was a strong supporter of the PDP before he joined the over 100 youths that decamped to APC a month ago. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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