Counsel to the Ogun State chapter of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP, I.D Izunya has raised an alarm that his life and that of his immediate family are in danger.
Izunya raised the alarm on Thursday in a statement made available to VERIFIED NIGERIA.
Izunya is currently representing NNPP in its petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Dapo Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in court. https://dailypost.ng/2023/05/26/guber-election-were-not-satisfied-with-tribunals-verdict-ogun-nnpp/
The party and its gubernatorial candidate, Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo had dragged the trio to court over the omission of the party’s name in the ballot papers used in the last gubernatorial election in the state. https://dailypost.ng/2023/03/19/ogun-nnpp-candidate-threatens-to-sue-inec-over-omission-of-partys-name-on-ballot-paper/
However, Izunya, who alleged that some persons are threatening to harm him or his immediate family, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali and the Commissioner of Police in the state to intervene.
He alleged that his wife was attacked and almost killed on Tuesday, June 13th this year but miraculously survived by the Grace of God, urging the police to deploy all legal arsenals to protect him and his family.
He claimed the attack was politically motivated and that it might be a result of his role as a counsel to the NNPP in Ogun State.
“I wish to use this medium, to inform the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, the Governor of Ogun State, the Inspector General of Police and other Security agencies that my life and that of my family is in danger and they should deploy all legal arsenals to protect me and my family.
“I therefore wish to use this medium to inform the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, the Governor of Ogun State, the Inspector General of Police and other Security agencies that my life and that of my family is in danger and they should deploy all legal arsenals to protect me and my family”.
“On the 13th day of June, 2023 at about 3pm my wife was attacked and about to be strangled by an unknown man. The unknown tall dark in complexion man knocked on my door severally and knowing I was not around told my wife through the window when she did not open the door, that I sent money to her, my wife in reply told him that I didn’t inform her that I was sending someone with money and immediately the man left when my wife refused to open the door for him, not knowing he was still around the gate.
“When I arrived home from the office, I took her to Adigbe Police Station, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where she made an official complaint. The surprising thing is that before the attack on my wife, different persons have been asking for my identity in the area and also I personally noticed persons peeping around my gate”.