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Ogun High Chief Petitions IGP over unlawful detention

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By Our Correspondent


High Chief Tajudeen Sodiya, the Baale of Adekoyeni village and Baajito of Egbaland has petitioned the inspector General of Police to order his men at the anti fraud unit of the force in Alagbon Ikoyi Lagos to release him from unlawfull detention.


The traditional ruler also called on the IGP to call for thorough investigation of a case of unlawful possession of firearms attempted murder and criminal assault instituted against him and three others, Tunde Odunaro, Ayo Odunaro and Sunday Odunaro by the Police under which he is currently being held by the Anti-Fraud Unit of criminal investigation department, Alagbon, Lagos.

Sodiya in a two page petition written by his counsel, Fazazy Segun Daud of FS Daud chambers, and copy of which was obtained by our Correspondent, expressed his dissatisfaction with the conduct of the Officers from
Anti–FraudUnit,(FORCE C.I.D.) Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, and his continuous detention since 22nd September,2020, till date without court order.
The detainee also alleged that despite the order of a Lagos magistrate court  that he should be released since 25th September,2020 pending thorough investigation into the matter,the police continue to detain him.

The petition which was also sent to the AIG, Zone 2, and the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Chief Sodiya pleaded for his immediate release from detention while also calling for a thorough investigation.

 Read the full petition here


RE:MANIPULATION AND LACK OF WILLINGNESS BY THE OFFICERS OF ANTI–FRAUD
UNIT, (FORCE C.I.D) ALAGBON CLOSE, IKOYI, LAGOS, 

TO INVESTIGATE THE
COUNTER PETITION DATED 18TH
SEPTEMBER, 2020, TITLED “UNLAWFUL
POSSESSION OF FIRE ARMS, ATTEMPTc goodED MURDER, GREVIOUS BODILY ARM,
CRIMINAL ASSAULT CARRIED OUT BY MOST WANTED IN ATAN/OTA, MR.SULAIMON
ADELAKUN(A.KA.OLORIODO), RASHEED OLALEYE, SUNDAY FAGBOHUN,  MANTANA
AND 20 ARMED THUGS, AGAINST THE BAAJITO OF EGBALAND, CHIEF TAJUDEEN 
ADISA SODIYA, MR.TUNDE ODUNARO, MR.AYO ODUNARO AND MR.SUNDAY
ODUNARO AT AJAMBATA VILLAGE, ATAN/OTA, OGUN STATE IN RETALIATION TO
THE LAWFUL INVITATION MADE ON THE 27TH AUGUST,2020, BY OFFICERS FROM D6
SECTION, ZONE2, ONIKAN, LAGOS, ”WRITTEN BY CHIEFTAJUDEEN ADISA SODIYA
AND THE UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF CHIEF TAJUDEEN SODIYA SINCE THE 22ND
SEPTEMBER,2020, TILL DATE WITHOUT THE ORDER OF COURT.
- NEED TO URGENTLY CALL FOR FILE PURPOSELY FOR THOROUGH
INVESTIGATION AND FAIR HEARING.

We act as Solicitors to High Chief Tajudeen Adisa Sodiya, the Baajito of Egbaland, the Balogun of Gbalefa Land and the Baale of Adekoyeni village, Atan, and all other
‘macheted’ members of Ajambata Village, in Atan-Ota area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local
Government, Ogun State (hereinafter referred to as Our Client) and on whose specific instruction we write.

It is important to express our Clients dissatisfaction with the conduct of the Officers from
Anti–FraudUnit,(FORCE C.I.D.) Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, and the continuous detention of
client, Chief Tajudeen Adisa Sodiya since 22nd September,2020, till date without court’s
order.

It is obvious to our client that the landgrabbers have succeeded in manipulating the
Officers from Anti–Fraud Unit, to perpetually keep our client behind the bars without court
order a special script written by one Mr Adewale Adebayo and his landgrabbers, which is currently playing out at the unit.

Mr Adewale Adebayo and his agent, Dele Soluade have come to seek for protection
under Anti-fraud Unit, in other to cover up the crime, which they perpetrated on the 27th
August,2020, purposely to stop the AIG Zone 2,Onikan,to carry out thorough
investigation on the earlier petition written by our Client. Attached herewith ist he
acknowledged copy of our Client’s petition dated 28th August 2020, written to the AIG
Zone2, Onikan, Lagos, with Mr Tunde Odunaro machete picture, marked as EXHIBIT“A”

The current photographs showing as hot person with bloodstains upon which the Anti �Fraud Unit is investigating, submitted by Mr.Adewale Adebayo with respect to the
Allegation of shooting, had earlier been submitted by thesame Adewale Adebayo and his
sponsor agent, Mr Dele Soluade at Zone2, Onikan, Lagos, in the earlier petition of
criminal trespass to property written by the Command Staff Welfare Association, Nigerian
Army, Ajasa, Ipaja, Lagos, against them. Upon further findings however, Mr Dele Soluade
confessed to the Police in writing, in my presence that those photographs showing as hot
person were false and that they deliberate presented the photographs to mislead thepolice.

Having pleaded with Police and opted for settlement, thesame Mr.Adewale Adebayo,
now run to the Anti-Fraud Unit, Alagbon, Lagos, to use thesame photographs to write another petition, with the photographs attached purposely to incriminate our client and
which necessitated our counter petition dated 18th September,2020, written Anti–Fraud
Unit, Alagbon.

However, the officers have refused to carry out any investigation on our counter petition. Find acknowledged copy of our petition marked as EXHBIHT B.

Apart from the above-referred petition, I have personally met with ASP Taofeek Surakat (officer in charge of TEAM 3) requesting that the report, statements and photographs exhibited by Mr.Adewale Adebayo and Dele Soluade, or better still, raise a signal for the
entire file of the Command Staff Welfare Association, Nigerian Army, Ajasa, Ipaja, Lagos,
handled by D6 section, Zone2, Onikan, purposely to clear our client of the masterminded
plan of shooting, but the officer has refused, failed or neglected to carryout our request
and continued to detain Chief Tajudeen Adisa Sodiya since 22nd September 2020, till date.

As we write, the boys of Mr.Adewale Adebayo, his sponsor landgrabbers, are still laying
ambush, harassing and intimidate members of our clients’ community, parade with arms
and ammunition, purposely to completely take over the area before the released of our
client.

Our Client’s community continued to experience various apprehension and break
down of public peace, law and order by the same set of people and their Land agents who
are currently seeking police cover, listed as follows:

(1)MR.SULAIMON ADELAKUN (A.KA.OLORIODO),

(2)MR.RASHEED OLOALEYE,

(3)MR.SUNDAY FAGBOHUN
(4)MR.MANTANA
(5)DELESOLUADE
(6)ADEWALE ADEBAYO
(7)WAIDI OLALEYE AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS

Consequent upon the above and on this depressing experience that we are writing this
petition directly to you sir purposely to urgently intervened by directing the I.G. Monitoring
to take over this matter for thorough cleaning investigation by immediately calling for the file at the
Anti-Fraud Unit, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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