FREEPRESS – The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Comrade Taiwo Akerele has cried out over alleged threats to his life at the weekend at the premises of Protea Hotel, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria.
Comrade Taiwo confided in our correspondent that his bedroom was broken into a few nights ago while he was in his home town for the weekend by people he suspected to be political hired assassins in Akoko-Edo local government.
“I just came back from Igara where I noticed that unknown persons entered my room through the ceiling. I have reported to the police in Igara and when I came to Benin City, I went straight to Protea Hotel, where I had a meeting with foreign investors and I experienced suddenly attack from Mr. Tony Kabakar.
“Without any provocation whatsoever, Mr. Kabakar walked up to me at about 8pm in company of over fourteen violent looking boys with one of them in possession of something that looks like forearm and said Akekerele, Akerele, if we assault and kill you here what would have happen?
“At that time, the atmosphere became charged and tensed up to a pointing point. It took the efforts of the Protea Hotel security team to restore the peace”, Comrade Taiwo said.
In a vedio that has gone viral on Sunday morning and still trending, Mr. Tony Kabakar was seen openly admitting that he had the opportunity to do whatever he liked to the Chief of Staff in the previous Saturday’s night encounter, stating that nothing would have happened.
Mr. Tony Kabakar has been at a dagger’s draw with Governor Godwin Obaseki’s led-government over the stoppage of his company, Akugbe Ventures from collection of revenue on behalf of the state government in continuation of his previous contract with former Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration. The disagreement led to the arrest and detailed of Mr. Tony Kabakar in the early days of Godwin Obaseki’s administration.
Comrade Taiwo who could not curtail his anger said “I fought the military along side other genuine Comrades for the enthronement of democracy in this country. I leap today as if I’m disabled as a result of the bullets injury.
“I have contacted the police authorities and my teams of lawyers to press charges of assault and threats to life against Mr. Tony Kabakar. We wouldn’t allow a known political thug, gutter individuals and mindless godfather to hijack the politics of the state, Comrade Taiwo said.