It’s A Blackmail – Fanibe
By Sola Jacobs
The internal crisis rocking the state of Osun chapter of the Accord Party has taken another twist as the estranged members of the party alleged that the state chairman, Hon. Segun Fanibe threatened their lives and that of their immediate family members.
In a petition written from the Chambers of Samuel George and Co., counsel to the Vice Chairman of the party, Comrade Olasoji David to the police authority in Ile-Ife, which was made available to OSUN DEFENDER, the petitioner claimed that “Segun Fanibe and his cohorts had on the March 8, at about 10:00am, tried to eliminate Olasoji David with a car along XELA hotel, Mayfair in Ile-Ife.
The petition further alleged that when the said Fanibe could not succeed with the plan to eliminate him, he started threatening his wife and children, insisting that he must return to Accord Party otherwise his safety is at stake.
The petitioner therefore pleaded with the police authority to use its office for discreet investigation and that Hon. Segun Fanibe should be arrested, investigated and prosecuted for threatening his life and that of his family members.
Reacting to the allegation when contacted, Hon. Fanibe said Comrade Olasoji David and four others are just few among thousands of the party members who went around blackmailing him after leaving the party.
He added that Otunba Iyiola Omisore and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu left Alliance for Democracy, sometimes ago and they did not blackmail their former party, therefore, the petitioner and his cohorts had no right blackmailing him or Accord Party after they had left the party.
He disclosed that the leader of the group (David) went as far as alleging that he (Fanibe) sponsored a malicious “Ewi” against Chief Raheem Adedoyin, the Maye of Ife knowing his closeness with the monarch of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, saying the petitioner was just out to tarnish his personality.
Osun Defender in its investigation contacted a source within Division ‘A’ police station Moore, over the petition against the Accord Party chairman in the state of Osun and the source confirmed that the station received the said petition from the counsel of Mr Olasoji David since March 8th, 2018.
The source added that Fanibe has however not responded to police invitation.