Pandemonium broke out on Saturday at the 2020 Owu day festival when EndSARS protesters in the name of protest vandalised the Ogun Deputy Governor , Noimot Salako Oyedele’s vehicle and also injured a police officer.
The protesters stormed the venue of the event in Oke Ago Owu, Abeokuta which had Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in attendance calling for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
It was gathered that the protesters barricaded the entrance of the palace where the event was taking place , seeking an audience with Obasanjo.
According to eyewitness account, the police officers at the venue of the event thought it was a peaceful protest, saying that the officers were not on the defensive while trying to disperse the protesters, so they never prepared for the attack.
The eyewitness explained that the deputy governor’s vehicle was vandalised where it was parked , saying that the deputy governor was inside the Olowu’s palace when the incident occurred.
“From what I was able to gather, the protesters broke off from the main protest going on within Abeokuta metropolis and moved to the Olowu’s palace.
” The protesters almost turned the event bloody . They stormed the venue but were not allowed entry, they inflicts serious injury on one of the officers.
“The other officers later shot into air to disperse the protesters who were adamant even after the intervention of Obasanjo.
“Three of the protesters later arrested while other escaped,” he said.
It was further gathered that the State Police Commissioner, Edward Ajogun quickly rushed to the palace to restore order.
The injured police officer was later taken to hospital for medical attention.