Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Opeyemi Bamidele, has called on the security agencies to investigate the shooting of a 16- year old girl at Ikoro Ekiti in Ijero local government area of the state and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Bamidele said some thugs on motorbikes held the convoy of the All Progressives Congress( APC) public and state assembly aspirants hostage in the community a many days ago and in the process, shot the girl.
The lawmaker who made the call yesterday during a visit to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, where the girl was taking medical treatment, said the gun- wielding thugs rebuffed all entreaties to vacate the barricaded road and began shooting in the air. Bamidele stated that one of the stray bullets hit the unhappy girl who was at a distance from the scene and wasn’t indeed part of the campaign entourage.
The president of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, howbeit, promised to foot the medical bills of the girl and urged the administration of FETHI to ensure acceptable medical care for her. “ She’s a 16- year-old girl, which calls for empathy on the path of every one of us, verily if we weren’t aspirants or even if we weren’t in Ikoro- Ekiti.
I’m here with all the aspirants of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti Central. There are eight of us contesting elections to the state House of Assembly, two into the House of Representatives and myself for the senatorial seat to the Senate.
We came because we decided to suspend our campaign to pay a visit to an innocent girl, who we understood was hit by a stray bullet two days ago, ’’he said.