One of the three members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, who dragged Senator Ademola Adeleke to the Federal High Court in Osogbo over his eligibility in the September 22nd governorship election in the state, Mr Ojetade Thomas Kolawole, yesterday raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life and members of his family.
Addressing newsmen in Osogbo, Kolawole who gave a vivid account of his ordeal in the hands of one Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, an associate of Senator Ademola Adeleke, alleged that the PDP chieftain lured him from Parakin area in Ile-Ife to an isolated area in Osogbo where he was forced to sign a document he didn’t know the content.
His words, “We arrived Osogbo after an hour drive. We arrived at an estate with the inscription AMORITE. This estate is a large one with many houses standing at reasonable distances from one another. It was a very lonely environment with no one in sight.
“We went into a particular one among the buildings that was well fenced but we never entered into the main building. It was while we were there that Rev. Jenyo started calling a number to say to the person at the other end that we were already there but didn’t meet anybody.
“I was reluctant to sign the document because I didn’t know the content. It was then the policeman who had a gun with him told me to sign for the sake of my life and those of my children and wife. He was so firm in his directive to me.”
He, however, said that he has reported the matter to the police at ‘B’ Division, Oke Otubu Modakeke but needed to put his experience in public domain.
When contacted, Rev. Bunni Jenyo, who is the zonal secretary, South West, PDP, denied forcing any withdrawal document.