By Samuel Faleye, Akure
The regent of Iju-Odo Kingdom in Okitipupa Local Government area of Â Ondo State, High Chief Sehindemi Oguntoye has written a petition toÂ the Assistant Inspector General of (AIG) Police Force in charge ofÂ Zone XI in, Osogbo Osun state over alleged attempt on his life.Oguntoye and some Anglican Clerics in Okitipupa have been at Â loggerhead over land dispute.
The regent his accusing the men of God of trespassing on his landÂ which he intended to use to build a palace.
In the petition, which was sent to the AIG through his lawyer,Â Barrister Bode Famakin and which a copy was made available to “TheÂ Nation” in Akure, the state capital, Oguntoye particularly accused
Bishop Ebun Ogunele and Rev. Kehinde Akinma of threatening him.
He claimed that the land being used by the Church was giving by himÂ but wonder why the priests would decide to trespass on his own land.
The petition reads, “Information from our clients, High Chief OguntoyeÂ and members of Lemeha family of Iju-Odo-Osooro in Okitipupa was thatÂ their life are constantly being threatened and in danger of beingÂ eliminated by Bishop Ogunele and Rev. Akinma.
“It is our further information that since our clients wrote a letterÂ to stop further act of trespass to their family land, theÂ aforementioned persons, who masterminded the act of trespass on ourÂ clients land have drawn a battle line with our clients for the purposeÂ of diverting our clients’ attention from the land and to probablyÂ eliminate our clients.
“Our clients now live with a dangerous apprehension of their life andÂ have been forced to restrict their movements. It is very important toÂ use your good office to provide security of life and property for them
to forestall security risk, breach of law and order of the threat toÂ kill them by their thugs.
“Our clients, based on the above information, had once written to theÂ Commissioner of police in Akure. It is our clients belief that theÂ office of the Commissioner of Police, Akure has not been enthusiastic
in investigation of our clients petition and hence our instruction toÂ direct this petition to your office for necessary and urgent action”
However, all efforts to speak with the Bishop and the accused ReverendÂ proved abortive as their mobile lines were unavailable as at the timeÂ of filing this report.