A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Akin Adeyi, has alleged that some members of his party are after his life.
The former employee of the Department of State Services (DSS) petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in charge of Zone XI over alleged threat to his life.
Over the weekend, a restaurant linked to Adeyi on Ring Road, Osogbo, was demolished by thugs allegedly in police uniforms.
In a petition titled, “Re: Threat to my life – Save my soul” that was submitted to the police and the DSS, the partyman noted that he has petitioned the agencies before over threat to his life.
“I am compelled to write for the second time in this year to seek for the protection of the Osun State police command and the DSS over several sponsored assaults and threat to my life by some privileged people in the state.
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“It is a fact that I exercised my right as a member of the PDP early 2021 when I approached the PDP governorship aspirants screening appeal committee with a petition against the academic qualifications and records of Senator Ademola Adeleke.
“The panel agreed that the credentials contained lots of damaging errors and fraudulent claims. The panel thanked and appreciated me and thereafter directed that the Osun PDP and the aspirant’s handlers work on the documents before its final submission to INEC.
“Arising from this, my life has been frequently threatened such that I had to formally complain to the police authority and the DSS also the Osun and Nigeria public.
“Since then, the threats and attacks have continued unabated. But I decided to keep my cool, till this moment, the credentials of the Governor still remain a subject of litigation but I have since said what needed to be said and moved on.”
Furthermore, he said, “My business place was demolished with bulldozer on Saturday. Before, its illegal and criminal demolition by government agents, my business resort spread over four plots of land and its worth was in the several millions of naira.
“My life is their target and I hereby appeal that the police and the DSS to look into the matter and save my life and those of my family members.”