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Lecturer writes police over threat to life

Niyi Akande, Osogbo.

A senior lecturer at Fountain University, Osogbo, Dr Isaac Fadeyibi, has petitioned Assistance Inspector General of Police, Zone XI, Osogbo over threat to his life by members of a group called Muslim Brotherhood.

Fadeyibi, in a petition dated 26th March, received in AIG's office on 28th March, 2019, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, alleged that members of a group had repeatedly issued death threat against him and members of his family, adding that his house came under violent attacks purportedly masterminded by the group, three times.

The demand of the group, in one of the letters sent to the office of the lecturer and his house at different times, was that Fadeyibi should convert to Islam or be killed alongside all his family members.

Fadeyibi in his petition explained that on 14th February, 2014, some people believed to armed robbers, attacked his house at Adedapo Estate, Halleluyah Area, Osogbo and carted away properties worth N500,000.

He added that the attack was reported at Dada Estate Police Station but all efforts by the police to unmask the  perpetrators yielded no positive result.

The petition reads in parts, "the second time my building was burgled on the 16th September, 2015, where my laptop that contained my thesis write-up, course materials, documents and other valuables were carted away. 

"The third incident occurred on the 9th October, 2017, where properly worth more than N35,000  were carted away. Though a suspect was arrested after reporting at Dada Estate Police Station again but the suspect was later released. All these cases of burglary that were made on my building had since created phobia in the family."

The university lecturer, who said a more dangerous dimension to the violent attack on him and his family surfaced in February, 2018 when he started receiving letters from an unknown group, warning of threat to his life and those of his family members.

"The letter I guess was slipped through the louvers window into my office. I never took it serious because it came just four weeks after the completion of my PhD degree programme. There was second letter. 

"The third letter was found by my residence's gate on the 21st March, 2019. Prior to the release of the last letter, I received several threat calls with hidden unknown number  is now a source of worry to my life and family members," Fadeyibi concluded.

A top security source in Zone XI Command, who pleaded not to be named, said the petition is already receiving attention.

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