The Chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, Chief Bode Mustapha, has cried out over an alleged threat to his life.
This was contained in a petition sent to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, and made available to newsmen.
The NDIC boss, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the two-page petition dated 19th October, called on the police to secure his life from attacks by some unknown hoodlums whom, he said, had been threatening his life over the telephone.
The petition reads, “As a law abiding citizen of Nigeria and a staunch member of the APC in Ogun State, I am entitled to express my freedom of association and expression as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
“Trouble started shortly on Sunday 14th October 2018 after I made the ‘short remark’ at a solidarity meeting in honour of Prince Dapo Abiodun, whereby I expressed my support for Abiodun and representatives of invited media organisations carried the report in their publications the following day.
“It is evident from my speech in Iperu that I am one of the main backers/supporters of Abiodun who the National Working Committee has confirmed as the party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State.
“Within a few hours that the news item cum link became trending in both the social and traditional media, I have come under scathing attacks by unknown persons who have been doing the bidding of their paymaster and have resorted to both phone calls threatening my life, hurling abuses and curses at my humble self.
“I am, therefore, calling on your good office to quickly wade into the matter.”