Bamidele, was shot by a mobile policeman yesterday at the welcome rally of the All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship candidate. He was immediately rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, amongst other six casualties all in critical conditionsl.
Ekiti state police spoke person Ikechukwu, said the politician, who “has also been arrested,” conspired with the policeman to carry out the act.
The policeman, he said, was posted to a bank in Lagos but travelled to Ekiti for an “illegal duty”.
“At about 17:00 hours, a policeman who accidentally shot Opeyemi Bamidele and one other has been arrested. The policeman is in our custody now,” he said.
“He is attached to 20 police mobile force (PMF) in Ikeja Lagos. He left where he was posted on bank guard duty somewhere in Ikeja for illegal duty in Ekiti state.
“A politician conspired with the policeman and removed him from where he was posted in Lagos and both came to Ekiti for unofficial reasons. The politician has also been arrested.
Sources close to politician said bullets hit him both in the chest and in the intestines. The source commended the team of doctors that attended to the casualties immediately they were brought into the hospital.
“MOB was immediately wheeled into the the theatre where operations were carried out on him in the abdominal region to remove bullets and stitch perforated intestine. Bullets were also removed from the chest region”, the source said, adding that his case is bad as he has less than fifty chances of survival.
The source also revealed that a chopper may be sent from Lagos to take him out of Ekiti if his condition is stable enough.