By Adams Akorede
An Ibadan based businessman, Pastor Peter Asa on Tuesday wrote the new Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, alleging threats to his life.
In the ‘Save My Soul’ letter to the police Boss and personally signed by him, Asa who had been having running battle over the property sold to him by the U.A.C. company in 2020 for N26million, alleged that some police officers in Iyaganku were being used to silence him on the said property.
Asa popularly called King Zion also alleged certain, Mr. Dapo Davies as the brains behind his recent detention for three days in the custody of Iyaganku police station.
The businessman who said he was happy with the inaugural speech of the new police boss that he would not tolerate any infringement on fundamental human rights by his officers, alleged Davies of sponsoring several attacks and harassment on him.
According to him, “two officers of Iyaganku on a recent Thursday afternoon around 2pm at the premises of a bank in Dugbe, arrested and treated me like a common criminal.
“I was taken to Iyaganku police station and kept in detention with criminally-minded suspects for three days.
“The officers arrested me and said my attention was needed at Iyaganku. There is no iota of truth in what I was alleged of. They said I was responsible for the fire incident at the said property which I duly paid for over 18years ago?
“The matter is still in court on the right ownership and I woudn’t want to go there but as a Pastor, I know truth will prevail in the end as I have faith in God that I will get justice no matter what.
“The said fire incident happened on a broad day light of April 15th and I was arrested a month after, precisely on the 14th of May, on a trumped up charge that I was responsible for the said inferno which even the Oyo state government officials said was caused by a welder working on one of the shops in the complex when the entire structure gutted fire.
“Sir, recently the fire gutted the property around 1pm and from available information in the Newspapers and some people within the shop, it was this Mr. Dapo Davies that brought the welder to demarcate shop and in the process, he ignited the fire that caught up with some chemicals he (Davies) used in producing foams, nylon, bread, etc. which caused devastating effects of the incident.
“… Sir, I am writing this save my soul petition to your good office to save my life from this, Mr. Dapo Davies (Pelly Foam),” he alleged further.