The All Progressives Congress (APC), House of Assembly Candidate in Ogun State, Hon. Taiwo Oludotun, (Twinny), has cried out that his life, as well as his family members and workers are in danger.
In the petition dated February 1st, 2019, submitted to the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital, the engineer, turned politician, alleged that impeccable sources had notified him that agents of the current administration in the state are trailing him for the purpose of eliminating him.
Oludotun, who is aspiring to represent the Abeokuta North State Constituency, in the petition addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has also sought the protection of police for himself, businesses, workers and his family.
The letter read: “At exactly 7:30am on January 31st, 2019, I was in a campaign convoy with our party (APC) gubernatorial candidate for Ogun State at Elega junction, Abeokuta, when our campaign team was attacked during a rally, but the Nigeria Police that was with us was able to stop him and his thugs from harassing us.
“He added that at about 17:00 pm same day of our campaign, I received a private (hidden) number call that a member of the House of Representatives with his thugs led by his brother and one others are planning to attack me and destroy all my properties particularly my business premises.
“Immediately at about 17:51pm on that day, I called the House of Representatives member, to let him know that I heard about his plan to kill me and destroy my office, that he should please have a rethink. Surprisingly, he sent his thugs (killer men) to my car wash at Akinolugbade road, Abeokuta, to kill me and destroy my car wash with the cars within the premises
“Fortunately for me, I have left the office, but they met my manager and security man there who had to hide in one of the offices, I was told the assassins were six dressed in black clothes, with guns, cutlasses, axes and other dangerous weapons, destroyed cars, tyre machine, alignment machines, storex water tanks and carted away laptops and some cash in the office.
He alleged that some months back during the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he was attacked by unknown assailants and threatened not to take part in the party’s primary elections or else he would be eliminated, thus, he was surprised when he was chased while driving and decided to hide in Lagos for weeks.
The petitioner requested the Commissioner of Police to order an investigation into the threat of his life and the rising political violence in the state, citing various media reports on the development.
“In view of the ongoing, I hereby, with due respect, seek protection of the police for my workers, family and me. I also urge you to investigate the threat to my life. I repeat the demand of our party, the APC, that the Commissioner of Police set up an independent panel to investigate the growing political and other related violent incidents in our once peaceful state, especially since January 31st, 2019 till date.”he stated.