Strange men after my life – Ondo APC spokesman

Mr Abayomi Adesanya, the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, on Wednesday raised the alarm over threats to his life by unknown persons.


Addressing journalists in Akure, Adesanya said he had been receiving strange calls from some private numbers on his cell phone threatening to “teach him a lesson’’ by silencing him from being a consistent critic.


He said apart from the strange calls, some armed men in police bullet-proof uniform, had in the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9, discreetly came to his house in Akure.


Adesanya said the armed men asked one of his neighbours for his apartment in the storey building.


“I was not at home when the armed men came to my house, but they met one of my neighbours, a heavily pregnant wife of a police officer, who relayed the message when l came back from an early morning exercise.


“My neighbour said the three uniform men discreetly gained entrance into the compound and began searching into the storey building to identify my own rented flat.


“I was told they (uniform men) saw my vehicle inside the compound and asked after the owner of my car and apartment by pointing to my vehicle and asked ‘where is the owner of this car?


“That is the person we are looking for, but the woman told them I was not at home.


“She told me that the three armed men claimed to her that they are from the Police Area Command Office, Akure.


“Also, a woman adjacent to my house confirmed to me that the armed men came in a green and yellow Ondo State taxi coloured car which was parked in front of her shop.


“Immediately, I called the Area Commander, ACP Olatoye Durosimi, who promised to investigate the matter.


“I went to the Area Commander’s Office at about 3.00 p.m. the same day to inquire from him the outcome of his investigation, but he told me the armed men are not his men.


“Some people are after my life and I don’t know them. I have been receiving strange calls, harassments while driving these days.


“Honestly, my life is in serious danger,’’ he said.


Adesanya appealed to security agents in the state to come to his aid by ensuring his safety and that of his property as the governorship election approaches in Ondo State.


Adesanya was a foundation member and House of Assembly Candidate in the defunct Action Congress (AC) in 2007 and was also a prominent member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).


Confirming the report of the incident, the Area Commander in Akure, ACP Olatoye Durosimi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that investigation by the police revealed that the armed men were not officers of the command.


“It is true that Mr Abayomi Adesanya, the APC Spokesman in Ondo State, reported the incident of some armed men that allegedly came to his house on Nov. 9, however, our investigation revealed that they were not policemen from my command.


“If they are policemen they would have come back. Definitely, not all policemen use police vehicle anyway.


“But my investigation has not revealed that anyone is looking for him for anything and he has not committed any offence,’’ Durosimi said. (NAN)