Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, has been accused of being behind the sudden death of the first Civilian Governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, The Eagle Online reports.
The supporters of Adeleke, who made the accusation, went on rampage on Sunday at Adeleke’s house in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
They were said to have vented their anger on newsmen who came to cover the developing story.
One of the reporters, Tope Alabi of the Nigeria Television Authority, was beaten to stupor, with the station’s camera damaged and seized.
The newsmen are said to be taking refuge in a hotel close to the house now for the tension to ease as at press time.
Until he died, there was no reported misunderstanding between Adeleke and Aregbesola.
Though there have been reports that Aregbesola may head to the Senate after completing his tenure as governor next year, he is not from the same senatorial district with Adeleke.
Aregbesola is from Osun East Senatorial District, while Adeleke is from Osun West Senatorial District.
Source: The Eagle Online