Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, reportedly ordered some soldiers to beat up a constituent, Tayo Akinsanya, who he perceived to be opposed to him.
Akinsanya was a participant at a constituency meeting the lawmaker convoked last week inside the Abati Barrack, in Surulere, Lagos. He had also been previously elected councillor in Surulere Local Government Area.
Newsbreak.Ng gathered that Akinsanya got into trouble when he suddenly burst into a solidarity song while the programme was ongoing. Although he was not alone as many supporters of Gbajabiamila had intermittently sang his praises at the event. But Akinsanya’s song turned a horror for me because of his alleged opposition to the lawmaker in the past.
Witnesses said Gbajabiamila construed the song to be a mockery and ordered his loyal soldiers to descend on his perceived.
“The man had come to declare support for Gbaja but no sooner did he begin his solidarity song than soldiers were signaled to deal with him. He was manhandled and severely beaten before being thrown out,” a witness told the website. The witness, a female constituent, declined to give her name over fear Gbajabiamila’s goons might attack her. She also put the lawmaker’s preference for the military barrack as venue for holding constituency meetings down to fear of molestation from angry constituents.
Gbajabiamila is currently running his fourth term as member representing Surulere Federal Constituency I in the House of Representatives.
There are claims he has subtly launched a fifth-term return bid in 2019 and started mobilising supports to actualise his ambition.