Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has raised alarm over withdrawal of his police escorts by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami.
In a statement on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo, Ajayi said the development was part of the move to undermine his security. He told people of the state to hold the Commissioner of Police responsible should anything happens to him.
The statement reads in parts, “The Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi, wishes to raise the alarm over the withdrawal of his police escort on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami putting his life, family and staff in danger.
“This is the same Commissioner of Police that took the Deputy Governor hostage on Saturday 21st of June, 2020 for more than four hours at the Government House gate despite the fact that he enjoys immunity under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We are not oblivious of their surreptitious move to undermine the security of the Deputy Governor and strip him of his security apparatus to make him vulnerable in order to carry out their evil agenda.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi should be aware of this latest ugly development in Ondo State.
“Should anything happen to the Deputy Governor, his family and staff, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State should be held responsible.”