It was like a scene in a Nollywood political movie as the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, was on Saturday night prevented from leaving the Government House by the Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji.
Daily Post reported that the security operatives were acting out an order from the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Mr. Ajayi is being accused of looting government property from his lodge in his bid to take them to his personal house within the state capital.
According to news from some quarters, the move against Ajayi was not unconnected to his planned defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is expected to take place on Sunday.
In the video below, the deputy governor can be seen exchanging words with the Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji at the gate of the Government House as he was prevented from leaving. He accused and said it was unfortunate the police are being used in the ongoing political battle in the state.