Kogi Resident Petitions Deputy Gov. Over Harassment, Intimidation, Threat to Life

By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

A Lokoja resident, Alhaji Mohammed Danladi Mohammed has petitioned the Kogi State Commissioner of Police over what he  as threat to his life and that of his family members.

Mohammed has accused the State Deputy Governor, Chief Simon Achuba has been intimidating, harassing, threatening and disturbing his family and workmen for just no cause.

Mohammed who wrote through his legal adviser,Barrister S.A. Abbas alleged that sometime in October 2016 the Deputy Governor went his client premises, asking that our client should give up possession of certain house and thathe has purchased it.

Mohammed was said to have told the Deputy Governor that he was in lawful occupation of the said house and further advised that in any case should pass through the proper channel if indeed had any valid claim to the said house.

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“However, this did not go down well with His Excellency as he started raising his voice and threatened to deal with our client if he did not give up the wait premises.

Sir these acts of intimidation,threat to life reckless abuse of office, high handedness, oppression and infraction of our client’s fundamental rights by the Deputy Governor has become frequent and unbreakable.

For instance sir since on the 6th day of June, 2017 ,the Deputy Governor sent to our client’s premises mobile to further intimidate and frustrate our client and disrupt his business activities.

However effort to contact the Deputy Governor proved abortive.

But source hinted that the claimant had issues with the land lady for several years over non payment of balance of the said title.

It was gathered that there another transaction between the Deputy Governor and land lady and the problem started when the the Deputy governor want to claim the title.

It was learnt that land lady was being owed about N6 million by the claimant.

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