•Begs Oyetola, lawmakers for intervention •Police probing ex-registrar for attempted assassination— Rector
A former Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Dr. Oladele Ogunleye has dragged the Rector, Dr. John Adekolawole, and two others to an Osun State High Court, over an alleged assassination attempt.
In a court process with suit number HOS/M.177/2021 made available to The Nation, Ogunleye through his lawyer, Kanmi Ajibola, joined Superintendent Isaac Omoyele, Rotimi Orowole with the rector.
The document read in part: “From November 2017 to March 31st, 2020 when I left the Federal Polytechnic Ede as the Registrar, I did not have a good working relationship. On July 2nd, 2019, operatives of the defunct Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led by Isaac Omoyele arrested me over allegations of an attempt to assassinate three people and unlawful possession of a pump-action gun.
“I was taken to SARS unit, Adeniji Adele, Lagos where one Rotimi Orowole who claimed that he was a police informant said I contracted him to kill Dr. John Adekolawole; Dr. Olofu Adie and Mr. Elkanah Aruwajoye but all proved to be false.
“I demanded that Rotimi Orowole should be prosecuted and I called for the involvement of Rector and the Omoyele in over the false allegation against me. Since he was arraigned in court on November 10 2021, the two respondents have been hunting to kill me.”
Ogunleye, while addressing newsmen urged Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Osun State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Timothy Owoeye, and member of the house representing Ori-Ade local government to intervene in the matter.
In his reaction, Adekolawole explained that “the police came to Osogbo and arrested Dr. Ogunleye in his house for gun-running and attempted assassination on myself, Director of Medical Service and Director Administration, so since then SARS were investigating it(sic), now that SARS has been disbanded another unit has taken over, so we are waiting for the outcome of the investigation. That is all.
“They are investigating him not me or the others. He is lying, the police are watching him. You can go to Zone IX on how far the case has gone.”