- Category: Politics
- Published on Sunday, 05 June 2011 07:05
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Importation of Sunday Adeyemo a. k. a Igboho to eliminate me
One Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho, a notorious thug who used to ply his trade as a roughneck in his native Oyo state before the heat became too hot for him and he evaded arrest by relocating to Osun state where he becomes a demigod that has been used to terrorize the people in the past six years. He has grown so powerful that he rubs shoulder with the illegitimate power holders in Osun today who now live under the perpetual fear of attack from him and his boys. Prior to the 2007 General election, Sunday Igboho was caught with a cache of arms and sophisticated weapons kept in the home of an Islamic cleric in Osogbo. The two of them were released without trial barely 24 hours of their arrest and nothing has been heard of the case till date.
This same Sunday Igboho was later arrested by the police for gun running, on the basis of its intelligence report and on the orders of the Inspector General of Police. Curiously and in a twist of fate, Igboho soon regained freedom and came back to the streets of Osogbo, terrorising my supporters and threatening to kill me several times. When the former Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Moronike was redeployed, the major gist was that he refused to buckle under the weight of undue pressure to release Sunday Igboho from detention.
How Oyinlola shielded Isaac Makinwa from justice over April 14, 2007 serial murder in Ilesa
On the day of elections, April 14, 2007, late Isaac Makinwa, the then Chairman of Ilesa East Local Government of Osun State lost the election into the state House of Assembly. Frustrated by the loss of his deposit, Makinwa drew his riffle, shot and killed four of my supporters for daring to celebrate the victory of AC candidate in the election held that day. He was arrested by the Police for the crime of serial murder and was detained pending arraignment in court for this capital offence. As soon as the elections were over, Oyinlola used his influence to pressure the Police to drop the plan to charge Makinwa to court for murder and released him into freedom.
For merely being my supporter and refusing to kow-tow after notable PDP leaders like Chief Gani Oladiran , an acolyte of Oyinlola was accussed of involvement in the rape and dehumanization of then 17 year-old Miss Tosin Ajakaiye in September 2007 and other members of Action Congress (AC). It is sad and unfortunate that up till he was flushed out of office, Oyinlola did not utter a word of condemnation of this rape charge regardless of the worldwide outrage that greeted the incidence that changed the life of the young lady who was then seventeen (17) years old. When Oladiran and the other boys were picked up for questioning by the police, Oyinlola prevented Ibukun Fadipe’s arrest till date on this matter. Tosin Ajakaye merited this treatment simply because of her unwavering support for me and my aspiration to be the Governor of Osun State.
Military invasion and occupation of Ilesa on April 15, 2007
Dissatisfied with the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that unjustly declared Oyinlola as the winner of April 14, 2007 governorship election, spontaneous protests erupted in major towns across the state. Oyinlola consequently ordered soldiers to embark of armed pacification of people in Ilesa largely because they are my kinsmen and women. The soldiers sacked Ilesa and imposed an atmosphere of panic in the hitherto peaceful city. Many people were murdered in cold blood. We have pictorial evidence of soldiers’ ruthlessness against defenceless civilians. The attached picture is one that explains my petition. We have made several searches for the young man in this picture and our years of findings have yielded no result. We do not know whether he is alive or dead.
Former Governor Oyinlola was caught on tape, ordering that I should be declared wanted in connection with the protest just as he ensured that the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 2nd mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-general Mohammed Saleh supervised the mass killing of civilians in Ilesa. The soldiers carried out several other bestial acts in Ilesa and Osogbo including rape that later became a scandal which consequently led to their panic return to barrack.
Saturday February 7, 2009, attack on my convoy in Ikirun
As I was returning from a wedding ceremony of the daughter of my friend and supporter, Alhaji Tijani Oladosu in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government which I chaired, several vehicles in my convoy were attacked by armed thugs led by one Sarafa Awodele who was then the chairman of Ifelodun Local Government.
Apparently displeased with the show of affection, support and enthusiasm shown by the people who trooped out of their homes to wave at me as I drove through Ikirun, the PDP Council Chairman Alh Sarafa Awotunde in a convoy of four cars including his personal Murano jeep and the official car then used by his wife fully loaded with thugs armed with sophisticated weapons attempted breaking the convoy in a manner that could have led to a breakdown of law and order.
When stopped by the policemen officially detailed to provide security for the AC chieftain, the PDP Chairman still went ahead to block the road through which I was passing with the four vehicles and left them there until the police and people in his convoy had to carry one of the vehicle out of the way to create an exit road for the people’s governor. If not for the patience and maturity displayed by our party members, such conduct is enough to cause a breach of public peace.
To cover this shameful and uncivilized conduct, Awotunde later rushed to the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) Radio station to falsely claim that I invaded Ikirun with thugs destroying and vandalizing Council property.
Consistent but unlawful refusal of osbc to air my political messages
It is necessary for me to bring to your distinguished attention how the publicly funded Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) consistently denied me the use of its channels to broadcast my lawful messages to the public. The OSBC, in clear violation of the Broadcast Code, refused to air several jingles, mews releases and other paid for programmes on its channels.
A clear example was the Call to Prayer (Islam) which I sponsored in the memory of my father, Alhaji Alli Aregbesola. When the tapes for this message which was to have been aired five times daily in line with Islamic practices was taken to OSBC, it was flatly rejected by officials of the Corporation who I was reliably informed, had to seek clearance from Oyinlola before deciding whether to air it or not.
The OSBC established its disdain for the law and discriminated against me when the same Islamic Call to Prayer was sent back to the studio and made out in the name of another chieftain of our party, Alhaji Fatai Diekola Oyedele. The OSBC accepted the material and gleefully aired it once my surname was not mentioned on it.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
Source: The Nation