A former House of Assembly member, Afolabi Iwalewa has raised an alarm over a threat to his life and his business by Dr Doyin Odebowale, Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on special duties. He’s been using government agencies to harass, intimidate and embarrass my person and business.
Iwalewa alleged that Odebowale is hell bent in seeing that he frustrate and make life difficult for him.
He said, ” I have a plot around oda road where I run a bar. On the 16th day of November, heavily armed policemen with personnel of Ministry of physical planning came to the premises, I was informed that I contravened the town planning law.
Odebowale alleged among other things that hemp smokers patronised the bar. That is a lie from the pit of hell. My bar is directly behind the Ondo State Special Anti Robbery Squad and it stands logic on his head that anyone will come in with hemp. Of course, we all know him as a pathological liar.
However, it’s written boldly on the wall at strategic places within the bar that no one should come into the premises with banned substance.
However, the very day he stormed my premises in a commando style, about an hour later, he ordered his men to demolish my structure, even without prior notice served. He instructed them to seize my public address system, chairs, Generating Set, tables and Stereo. As I speak, the whole place is empty, he said’.
I acquired the place legally contrary to the empty noise by Odebowale that the premises was acquired illegally, Iwalewa revealed.
Odebowale said emphatically that his annoyance was that I reported him to the Deputy Governor. He thereafter assured me that he has the capacity to deal with D- Gov himself and nothing will happen, Odebowale fumed.
He said it caterogically that even Akeredolu can’t do anything to him. Here is a man that is not from Ondo State yet creating confusion and unrest for the vast majority of our people.
I have on my payroll more than twenty five workers. Due to the activities of Odebowale, I have asked all of them to go. I am an employer of labour.
As I speak today, he’s yet to return all the items removed from my premises, Hon. Afolabi Iwalewa said’
I see the whole thing as a clear case of witch hunting, he revealed’.
Odebowale is a disaster to the government of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. He is killing the government gradually
I call on Mr Governor and all leaders of thought in Ondo state to call Odebowale to order before he set the state on fire. He’s the biggest enemy of All Progressives Congress in Ondo State.
Several attempts to reach Dr Odebowale proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.