Fresh facts have emerged about how Honourable Timothy Owoeye, Majority Leader of Osun State House of Assembly was videoed naked having a bathing in the market square for ritual purpose.
The lawmaker in the video was beaten by some men who purportedly caught him taking a midnight ritual shower in a market. Some of those who circulated the video on social media said he was performing the ritual towards his political success in the upcoming general elections.
The lawmaker’s problem started about six months ago when he agreed to have a midnight shower in a market as recommended by herbalists he had been consulting for traditional prayers. The location is rumoured to be Osun Jela, described as a lull community between Osogbo, the state capital, and Ijesa.
However, when he started having his shower, some persons emerged from the nearby bush, turned on lights and focused cameras on him.
Insiders disclose to us that the people were arranged by the fraudsters who had been parading themselves to the lawmaker as herbalists working to help enhance his fortunes through traditional means. The syndicate promised not to circulate the video if Mr Owoeye complied with their demands for cash.
The sources added that; “Mr. Owoeye paid the initial cash to the crooks, which subsequently opened a cascade of regular financial flows to their pockets. At some point during the blackmail, about three months ago, Mr Owoeye wanted to sell a filling station he owned after running out of liquid cash to keep hushing his so-called scandal.”
“He did not sell the filling station, but he had paid them more than N40million before then. It was when Mr Owoeye was trying to raise money by selling his filling station that an associate pressed him to disclose what his crisis was about. He was then advised to take the matter to the governor and subsequently to the police.”
Adeoye Fimihan, Osun Police Commissioner revealed that; “The fellow is a victim of some fraudsters who duped him some amount of money. They tricked him to that place and did that to blackmail him so that he will not be able to lodge complaint in the public. He was a victim of a ritual syndicate which had operated in the state for a long time.”
“We are happy that he summoned the courage to complain and the police succeeded in arresting some of those fellows and they were charged to court. Whatever is being circulated is just a way of ensuring that he will not be able to complain. I cannot say precisely now, but the police were able to recover N10 million of the funds he was swindled.”