Security Threat: Ex-Senator Denies Allegations, Carpets Govt.

Security Threat: Ex-Senator Denies Allegations, Carpets Govt.
  • PublishedJune 19, 2023

– Threatens To Sue Adeleke’s Spokesperson

The immediate-past Senator who represented Osun Central Senatorial District in the 9th Senate, Ajibola Basiru, has reacted to allegations by the State Government of Osun, that he is now ‘a direct threat’ to the security of the state.

In a statement he personally signed, Basiru said the government is a ‘comedian’ for accusing him of planning to disrupt the peace of the state.

He threatened to sue the government and its spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed for defamation.

The statement reads in part: “My attention has been drawn to a press statement with creaming headline “Call Ajibola Bashiru to Order, Gov Adeleke Tasks IGP” purportedly signed by one Mallam Olawale Rasheed. In the said statement, the governor was said to have alleged that I have imported “some unauthorized policemen into Osun to create confusion, mayhem and destabilise the peace and stability of the state” and that the Inspector General of Police to order the immediate withdrawal of such policemen”.

“I do not believe any serious government or its spokesman will spew such rubbish as a press statement but in case journalists confirm that was released by the governor’s spokesperson my reactions are:

“If indeed, Jackson Adeleke is concerned with the peace of the state, he should immediately hand over the Police declared criminals that he is harbouring at the Country home in Ede.”

“If the intention of Adeleke and his minions is to harass or intimidate me, they are embarking of a failed venture. I have instructed my lawyers to consider possible legal action against the said Mallam Rasheed Olawale for defamation of character.”



Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru

19 June, 2023.



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