The Ondo state government has condemned in unequivocal terms the assault and bodily injury inflicted on the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Bunmi Osadahun by a man said to be a politician from Iye Akoko in the course of palliative distribution in Akoko North West local government.
According to a statement issued by the state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, an investigation into the incident has begun, and the full weight of the law will be applied to the assailant, if found guilty.
She said an assault on a government official on duty is not only criminal, it is an affront on the government.
Ademola-Olateju reminded the public, that the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law prohibits all forms of violence against persons and provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishments to offenders.
She noted that the state government will continue to do its best possible to reach the most vulnerable in the distribution of palliatives.