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PUBLIC COMPLAINTS COMMISSION WADES INTO ALLEGED HARASSMENT OF SENATOR ADELEKE

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OLUMIDE LAWAL

This is definitely cheering times for Senator Isiaka Adeleke, the first executive governor of Osun State, who on April 3rd, 2014 was allegedly molested and humiliated by the trio of Senator Iyiola Omisore, Hon. Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abdul Jelili Adesiyan and Sogo Agboola at the Ideal Nest Hotel Osogbo, in the prelude to the Osun governorship PDP primary.

To those, who are aware of the alleged incident, it was only Senator Adeleke political maturity and patriotic zeal, that saved hell from being let loose on the day under reference,

Rather than reacting the senator decided to send a petition to President Jonathan and copied major stakeholders in the PDP, to alert them of what he went through in the hands of his fellow party men, all over his rightful intention to partake of the April 5th, 2014 PDP governorship primary, which he eventually boycotted, out of his desire not to put lives of his supporters on the line.

As aftermath of his petition, the Public Complaints Commission Osun State Office, headed by Professor Razaq ‘Deremi Abubakre has reacted swiftly to the incident under reference, in a letter he personally signed and addressed to Hon. Abdul Jelili Adesiyan, the Hon. Minister of Police Affairs, said he viewed with serious concern, the alleged incident of 3rd April, 2014.

“I wish to recall the disturbing incident of 3rd April, 2014 at the Ideal Nest Guest House, Ilobu Road, Osogbo, in which you were alleged to have used policemen to harass, intimidate and embarrass Senator Isiaka Adeleke, the first

Civilian Governor of Osun State and the contestant to your favoured candidate in your party for the gubernatorial ticket in your capacity as the Hon. Minster of Police Affairs,” the Ombudsman wrote.

Professor Razaq Abubakre, was of the view, that the Minister of Police Affairs is not entitled to police escort more than the number allowed to the Minister of Agriculture or any other Minister for that matter. The Osun State Public Complaints Commissioner, therefore affirmed, that no Minister should use the law enforcement agents paid to protect the citizenry to intimidate law abiding Nigerians.

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