The Majority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, has been caught on camera bathing naked in a market amid allegation that he was swindled out of N9m by suspected fraudsters.
In the13-second video, which went viral on social media at the weekend, Owoeye, who represents Ilesa East, the constituency of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, is seen being queried by persons whose faces are not shown in the clip about his mission in the dead of the night, and why he is naked.
Before he was accosted by the men whose faces were not covered in the video, he was alleged to have bathed with human blood.
The lawmaker was seen trying to cover his private parts with his left hand, at the same time pleading with the men.
Report claimed Owoeye was deceived into the act by suspected fraudsters who approached him on the pretext of helping to improve his political fortune through the spiritual world but turned out to be his nemesis.
After planting those persons querying him in the video at the scene, the suspected fraudsters secretly filmed him, a clip they have used to blackmail him and collect a total sum of about N9m from him, which he paid to them in tranche.
According to a police source, the scene of the incident is around Osunjela area of the state.
The source added that the suspects were arrested after the lawmaker summoned the courage and reported the matter to the police, adding that the suspects have been arrested and part of the money recovered from them.