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Group Seeks Senator’s Probe Over Threat To Life

Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tunde Opeseitan Lagos

Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People (CDRP) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, asking for full investigation of alleged threat to life of a farmer by a former Senator from Oyo State, Hamsat Ayoade Adeseun.

Senator Adeseun

Senator Adeseun

CDRP, in a petition to the police, alleged that Adeseun exhibited oppressive and criminal display of power and threatened the life of a farmer, Pa Amos Ajibesin over dispute on a landed property.

It was further alleged in the petition, a copy of which was made available to Oduduwa that the ex-lawmaker, also engaged in malicious damage of the said landed property belonging to Pa Ajibesin.

Acting National Coordinator of CDRP, Comrade Waheed Saka, who signed the petition which was addressed to the IGP through the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, alleged that

Senator Adeseun manifested his threat to the life of Pa Ajibesin, as well as economic base, finances and source of Income by invading his farmland and destroying the cash and food crops on the land, under the disguise that he was now the owner of the land by virtue of purchase from the Alasa Chieftaincy Title Family of Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

According to the group, the senator in a flagrant disregard for customary tenancy agreement that span more than twenty years ,went ahead to fraudulently acquire the land and destroyed food and cash crops worth several millions of naira just because he (the senator) wanted to settle political scores.

The petition, which was dated June 18, 2015 further reads: “it is unfortunate that a distinguished lawmaker of Federal Republic of Nigeria will have no respect for law and the institution of Police boasting that NOBODY can challenge whatever he has done even as we know for a fact that nobody is above the Law, no matter how highly placed the person could be.

“CDRP therefore urge the Inspector General of Police to use his good offices to bring Senator Adeseun to Justice for the threat to life of Pa Amos Ajibesin and malicious damage done to his farmland.”

When contacted, Adeseun said he was surprised at the desperation of Ajibesin and the so-called civil society group to malign his hard earned reputation and integrity over the years.

He said Ajibesin had already filed a suit against him in court in respect of the land, and that he wondered why the judiciary was not being allowed to adjudicate on the matter.

He added: “You see, the matter is already in court and I will not like to comment on the pages of newspaper. The man that sued me to court has again petitioned the police using a so-called civil society group.

“All I can say for now is that I gave him (Ajibesin) sufficient notice to vacate the land which I duly purchased from the ruling family, and he disregarded the notice before we moved to the land. We are ready to fight the case in court not on the pages of newspaper,”Adeseun said.