The Osun State Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode, has said that what happened at the protest ground in Osogbo, the State capital on Saturday was a premeditated attempt to assassinate Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
REPUBLICAN reported on Saturday that thugs attacked Governor Oyetola while he addressed protesters in Osogbo.
This was as the Governor walked along with the EndSARS protesters from Oke-fia to join others at popular Olaiya junction.
The suspected hoodlums launched an attack on the crowd, killing atleast two persons while several others sustained injuries.
The Commissioner, who was also at the scene, told reporters that the attack was beyond the #EndSARS protest, insisting that the attackers were not protesters.
“This was certainly beyond the #EndSARS protest. The people who launched the attack were not protesters at all,” she said.
“Protests have been going on in the State for some days now, and there had been no attack on any government official since the beginning of the protest. However, today’s attack changed the narrative.
“It was not a spontaneous attempt. The attackers had it all planned. They had guns and other weapons. In fact, it was a woman who smashed the windscreen of the vehicle of the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji where I was.
“It is really sad that these people infiltrated the ranks of the peaceful protesters and took advantage of the Governor’s walk with the youths to execute their sinister intentions.
“It was simply a street coup to take out the Governor, his Deputy and the Secretary to the State Government, all of whom were exposed during the protest and had to be smuggled into vehicles when the attack was launched,” she stated.