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Osun Tribunal: Protesters Barricade Major Roads, CP Convoy Blocked

Some major roads in Osogbo and Ilesa were blocked by protesters on Saturday, said to be displeased with the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Ademola Adeleke as Governor of Osun State.

In addition to blocking roads on the Osogbo/Ikirun route, the protesters also obstructed traffic on the Gbongan/Osogbo road and physically assaulted numerous commercial motorcycle operating in the area.

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While many commuters were stranded and had to trek long distances to their destinations, many business places did not open to customers over the fear of attack by the hoodlums.

At Igbona Area, the convoy of the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kehinde Longe, was stopped by some people believed to be members of the transport management committee.

An eyewitness, who witnessed the incident told Punch that operatives that were in the convoy of the CP later cleared the barricade and moved on.

At Ilesa, the popular Roundabout was blocked to traffic, forcing commuters to take alternative routes to their various destinations.

The Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, reacted to the incident saying, “more men have been deployed to the identified spots where roads were blocked to traffic. The situation is under control.”

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