A serving Nigerian Army Major General, Kamal Ishola Yussuf, has been fingered as being behind attacks on construction workers at a site in Ede, Osun State.
The police in Osun have on Saturday arrested the General Manager of Western Sun Hotels, Ede, Mr. Samuel Owolawi, who was accused of carrying out an order by the Army General who is said to be owner of the hotel.
Bricklayers and others working on a parcel of land at the back of the hotel in Ede were said to have been assaulted.
and malicious damage to property.
Owolawi had reportedly led hoodlums and armed soldiers to demolish an ongoing building construction and chased away workers on a site behind the hotel.
According to Mutiu Tijani, site supervisor who made a statement to the police, he said Owolawi’s gang also demolished the building on the orders of Kamal Ishola Yusuf.
“While bricklayers were working on site, to my surprise, General Manager of Western Sun Hotels, Samuel Owolawi, asked the workers to leave the site on the order of Gen. Yusuf.
“In fact, they demolished all works we have done and wasted the materials – bricks, sand, cement, we had to run for our dear lives,” the builder said in his statement at Oke Iresi Police Division, Ede.
It was gathered NAN that the police have also invited the incumbent chairman of Ede North local Government, Mr. Adeyemi Elliot, for questioning to explain his role in “assisting” the General in the land scandal.
Osun Police Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola confirmed that a report of malicious damage was reported at Police Division Ede.
Opalola said the matter was a land ownership tussle and appealed to the parties involved to maintain peace while the police carry out further investigation into the matter.