A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dapo Lam-Adesina, has raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life by the Oyo State Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi and his wife.
Dapo, the son of former governor of the state, Alhaji Lam Adesina, made this known in an interview with The Punch.
The lawmaker, a member of the Unity Forum of the Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, disclosed that he was molested by thugs right in front of the state governor.
Lam-Adesina, who represents Ibadan North East/South East Federal Constituency, claimed that members of the Unity Forum were at the Stakeholders Meeting of the party in Ibadan when thugs loyal to the governor attacked them.
Lam-Adesina said, “Our group was punctual at the stakeholders ’ meeting on Saturday but while we were waiting for the event to start , there were sporadic gunshots and broken bottles thrown into the hall. We had to run for dear lives . It was God that delivered us from the hands of the attackers . We were also helped out of the venue by our official security agents .
“An Ibadan chief led the thugs to the venue . We ran to the state Police Command in Eleiyele for safety but we were told that the Commissioner of Police , Abiodun Odude , was not around . We stayed there because there was nowhere to run to. Even when we were called back and were assured that adequate security had been provided, we were skeptical. Nevertheless, we had to be there to fulfil all righteousness for the sake of the congress.
“While we were going in , members of our group were attacked by thugs even when the governor was seated . They removed my cap and used it to hit my head in the full glare of everybody.
“The security aides of the governor and members of the Directorate of State Service , who manned the gate , did not allow us to enter even though it was the governor that called us back to the venue . They watched as we were beaten up by the thugs.
We forced our way in but immediately after the meeting , the thugs entered the hall and began to harass me again . I moved to the front of the governor so that he would see what was happening but he pushed me away with his two hands . The security men in the hall did not provide any security; so , I cried out that everyone should see what the governor was doing to me.
“That was when he realised that someone might be recording what was happening. I told the governor that I would not allow him to leave me behind so that the thugs would kill me . I said I would go out of the venue with him . I entered one of his cars by force. Even then , the thugs were throwing stones and sticks at me . I alighted somewhere and found my way back home.”
He added, “After that scenario, people started calling me and threatened that they would kill me . They also threatened other members of the group and that they would eliminate us or implicate us . They asked if we had forgotten that we were fighting a governor . That was why I had to cry out.
“I have written a letter titled ‘Save my soul’ to the Inspector -General of Police , stating clearly that the governor and his wife want to assassinate me.”