June 14th 2007 opened another scenario in the political terrain of Osun State and as if that was all Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola was waiting for, hell was let loose on the opposition party, the Action Congress (AC). It was a period when, the siege governor, the Police, the SARS and the entire Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), went berserk, arresting just anybody they came across. It was also a period when the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was desecrated and trampled-upon by all those mentioned above. Honestly, it was a period when darkness enveloped Osun State.
There were so many abnormalities about the bomb blast-saga and they point to one single fact, that we have some insane, undemocratic sadists in the government of Osun State.
The ever contagious-madness, might have infected the police and judiciary at the magistrate level, which have been pocketed by Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Honestly the whole scenario has been a display of madness.
There was the Police Interim Investigation Report, which was signed by Sulaiman Fakai, the then Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command and sent to the Inspector General of Police, dated 28th June 2007, Ref: CJ: 4161/0SS/VOL. TS/409. With a biased Police command, as we have in Osun State, a case might take a century to be prosecuted, as probably, the intention of the Police and the siege governor, on the bomb blast saga, was to use it as a weapon of oppression to send opposition members into prison custody for as long as they want, and keeping the same weapon for use as it pleases them.
If an interim investigation report had been sent to the Inspector General of Police, since 28th June, 2007 and the suspects are not being, but instead, sent to prison custody anytime it pleases the siege governor, or whenever he feels threatened by any event. Why has there been no proper prosecution since June 2007, bearing in mind, that it has been the same set of suspects that have been harassed all over again and again. Is Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola operating a separate constitution, different from that of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? Is the police command in Osun State, operating under a different constitution? Why must it be bomb blast episode at all times? The situation has degenerated to the level where, Ayuba was openly congratulating an activist, that he and his colleagues were so lucky, that he had no opportunity of roping them into the bomb blast saga. We can now see how naive, stupid and ill-informed Ayuba is. Because of Ghana must go, he has become a disgrace to both the legal profession and the police he represents.
In a desperate bid to hold-on to power, Oyinlola has turned himself into a monster. The invention of the mystery diary is all what needs to unleash untold terror on Action Congress leaders, as if we are still in the era of do-or-die ex-President (General) Olusegun Obasanjo.
Sometimes ago, Osun State civil Societies Coalition Against Corruption And Right Violation (OSCARV) wrote a petition against Osun State government on Extra-Judiciary killings and Human Rights Violation in Osun State, which was defended before the Inspector of Police in Abuja. Immediately the investigation panel from Abuja departed Osun State, followed by the Judicial explosions that sent out Engr Olusegun Oni, and the Judicial time-bomb that consumed Olusegun Agagu, the bomb blast saga resurfaced again in Osun State.
You can imagine how callous the siege governor could be, by attempting to destroy the Action Congress (AC) totally. How can you describe the intention of Oyinlola and the PDP, using the police and the magistrate to detain the AC state Chairman, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, the state Secretary, Prince Gboyega Famodun and the Personal Assistant to the people’s governor, Engineer Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Mr Gbenga Fayemiwo, on flimsy, bomb blast frame-up any time they feel like. It s only in a state, where the military instincts, still control the zombies in government, that such barbaric, uncivilized and undemocratic actions could happen. How can a sane government plan the extinction of the most viable opposition political party?
It must be clearly stated without mincing word, that, we have it on good authority that the plan to run the opposition party out of town, was hatched in the palace of a prominent first-class traditional ruler from East senatorial district and the bomb blast agenda was mooted by a top political functionary in Osun State, in anticipation of a rerun verdict from the Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan.
According to an impeccable source, the arrest and detention of Alhaji Adeoti, Prince Gboyega Famodun and Mr Gbenga Fayemiwo, was to test the murky waters of Osun State politics. The Attorney General allegedly mapped out the arrest of Action Congress leaders, in order to pave way for the arrest of their primary target, Engr Rauf Aregbesola. The impeccable source, also confirmed that the paramount tradition ruler, handsomely rewarded the Attorney General for that brilliant strategy, as he (ruler) reportedly cursed the day he was born, should Aregbesola becomes Osun State governor. “It would be over my dead body that Aregbesola would become governor” the paramount ruler roared. Information has it that, all the Obas, bishops in attendance at the meeting endorsed the bomb blast saga.
Now, the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Alhaji Umoru Yar Adua, should take note and seriously too, that if the petition to the Presidency, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Nigerian Bar Association, the National Judicial Council, the international communities, the Inspector General Police etc about the Extra-Judicial killings, would not change the evil status quo in Osun State, then I am alerting the masses of Osun State to brace-up for a constitutional battle and challenges ahead. We must all shine our eyes and our brains to give Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his PDP an intellectual battle of his life, which might snowball into turmoil, the end of which nobody can predict.
It is my hope that the Presidency and the Judiciary would step-in now, before they resort to the phrase “Had we known” A word is even enough for the fool in this case. God save Osun State in particular and Nigeria in general.
– By Oyagbile Israel
•Oyagbile wrote in from Ward 5 Odo-Otin Local Government, Osun State.