Ogun Commissioner's Statement: Journalist Petition Police, DSS, Claims Threat To Life - The Naija Weekly

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Ogun Commissioner's Statement: Journalist Petition Police, DSS, Claims Threat To Life


ABEOKUTA - The Editor of the online news medium (THE ENCOUNTER NEWS) that released the audio of how the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dr. Kehinde Oluwadare embarrassed a former Governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji has raised alarm over threat to his life.

The journalist, through his lawyer, Barrister Kayode Akinsola Esq of Queens Attorneys has petitioned the Commissioner of Police and the state Director of the Department of the State Security Service, DSS, lamenting that his life is no more safe.

In the three pages petition obtained by journalists in Abeokuta, Ogunsiji claimed to have since the news broke, been seeing unknown persons and suspicious movements around him especially while driving.

Ogunsiji however appealed to all security agencies in the state to urgently to protect him from the unknown men who are trailing him.

The petition reads in part, " we act as counsel to Mr. Ogunsiji Michael- Azeez, the publisher Encounter News Online, hereinafter referred to him as our client and on whose behalf this petition is written.

"It is our client's brief that on Tuesday, 10th March, 2020, the Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun state received in his office a delegation of the League of Registered Political Parties who are on a courtesy visit to his office in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

"Our Client further briefed us that, the Hon. Commissioner during this meeting made several unsavoury comments about the former Governor of Ogun state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba among other things.

"Hence, Our client has been receiving anonymous calls since Monday 16th March, 2020 of many threat to his life and family which would not be unconnected to the report on the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun state, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare. It came like a rude shock to our client to have noticed four motorbikes carrying some suspected thugs and running after our client car at Kobiti area in Abeokuta, At about 7:43pm on 17the March 2020.

"Sequel to the foregoing, and as an Agency of the government that is saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order, we most humbly implore you to kindly use your good office to investigate and prosecute (if found culpable) the activities of the Hon. Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State before the situation takes away the life of our client."

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