Hon. Timothy Owoeye

Alleged blackmailers of the Majority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, appeared before the state magistrates’ court on Wednesday.

The accused persons were brought into the court premises amidst heavy presence of armed prison officers and policemen.

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Security personnel had a hectic time controlling hundreds of supporters of the lawmaker, who trooped to the court in solidarity with the lawmaker who was also in court.

Policemen and prisons’ guards locked the gates into the complex where the courtroom is located but supporters forced their way into the complex but were stopped from entering the courtroom.

It was learned from a court official that a man suspected to be sympathetic to the accused persons was stripped naked and injured by some of the lawmaker’s supporters.

The supporters were also angry that the accused persons were allowed to cover their faces while they were marched into the courtroom by armed prisons’ officers.

Owoeye, whose nude video went viral on Saturday, said to have been tricked and swindled by the blackmailers.

The nude video was said to be recorded to prevent him from reporting the fraud to the police.