An OPC member who was suspected of committing adultery was given the beating of his life by cultists.
The incident which happened at Shimawa, Ogun State, left the 42-year-old Omotosho as well as his colleague, Kehinde Anifowoshe, seriously injured.
It was gathered that about 10 men suspected to be members of a cult group called Golden Star, by the step children of Omotosho's secret lover, attacked him with dangerous weapons after he had visited the community with his wife.
He narrated how the incident happened:
“We were still waiting for the person we went to see, when the woman I was accused of sleeping with came without greeting me. I even joked with her when she did not greet me because she is the wife of a popular chief in the community.
After I asked her why she did not greet me, she left. Immediately after that, I saw about 10 young boys, who are cult members in the community. They pounced on me and beat me to stupor.
They attacked me with machete and I sustained injuries. My wife was not also spared from the attack. I was still writhing in pain when some residents, who know me as a member of OPC, rushed to call my colleagues who came and took me to the health centre where I was treated.”
Anifowose who was also injured, also stated what he went through:
“My colleagues and I were trying to rescue Omotosho who was in pain, when the cult members, who had gone before, reinforced and started throwing stones and broken bottles at us. I was trying to defend myself when the broken bottles hit my hand.”
The Coordinator of the OPC in the Shimawa area, Sunday Adeniji, said the allegation that Omotosho was having sexual relations with the woman was a lie.
“The different cult members in the community see us as a thorn in their flesh, because we always frustrate their operation. On a slightest provocation, they attack us in order to project us as a bad organisation in the community.
We are law-abiding citizens. Immediately after the incident, we went to police station to report the matter because we are peace-loving group in the community.”