The Ondo State Commissioner of Police Asabi Abiodun has ordered an investigation into the attack on the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Adebunmi Osadahun at Arigidi, Akoko Northwest local government area.
Asabi, in a statement by the Ondo Police spokesman, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, directed the case transferred to the SCID, Akure for further probe into what led to the assault.
The statement stated that a preliminary investigation showed the Commissioner who was in the Akoko area to see to the distribution of State palliatives was attacked by Awolumate Olumide while having a meeting with some of their party members in the area.
Dr. Osadahun was attacked by the All Progressives Congress Ward 1 Chairman during the distribution of federal government palliative in the area.
A viral video showed how she lurched towards Awolumate, who used a chair to hit her head.
Another video showed the Commissioner with a swollen head.
Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo Assembly, Princess Oluwatosin Ajirotutu, who described the video as displeasing and barbaric, called for the arrest and prosecution of Mr Olumide.
According to her: “The action of Mr. Awolumate Olumide on Hon. Adebunmi Osadahun is condemned and he should be arrested and made to face maximum disciplinary sanction by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police while the Attorney General of Ondo State should prosecute Mr. Olumide immediately.
“Assault on womenfolk should not be tolerated in any part of Ondo State and in the country. Women deserve our caring in every situation because of their sensitive roles in society.”