Yinka Kolawole in. Osogbo
A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has alerted the public on a sinister plot by some interests in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to get him out of circulation by using the Nigeria Police to frame him on trumped up charges.
Omisore, who is a former Chairman, Senate Appropriation Committee, stated in a statement signed by him that the opposition elements are working with the Nigeria Police and some of their officers to realise their sinister plot against his person.
He said the recent police invitation requesting his appearance on investigating the attack on the late Senate Isiaka Adeleke in 2014 is a ploy by the ruling party to use the police to smear and malign him.
Omisore also wondered why a case that has been left unattended to since 2014 be brought up with his ambition in next yearâ€™s governorship election.
According to Omisore, â€œa few days ago, I received a very curious but interesting invitation, claiming to be from the Osun State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department and signed by one Deputy Commissioner of Police Umege Uzochukwu.
â€œIn the invitation, I was asked to report to the said DCP Uzochukwu that the late Adeleke had reported a case of assault against me to them. And I wondered when Adeleke (may God rest his soul) made the report as no date was given in the said invitation. The police invitation letter was dated October 20, 2017.
The invitation letter read in part: â€œYou are invited to meet with Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in connection with a case of assault occasioning harm reported by (late) Adeleke against you.
â€œWe all know that as Nigerians, we are living in a very interesting times. The culture now is to source for scapegoats in members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for every inaction of government. The tragic instance in which the late former Osun State governor, a senator, died is still fresh in our memories, particularly the controversy that his death generated across the nation.
â€œWhat is also fresh in our collective memory is the decision by the good people of Osun State to reward the late Senator Adeleke and people of Ede by electing his brother to complete his term in the Senate. The peopleâ€™s decision of course was carried out by our great party, PDP.
â€œCould this invitation by the police have been anchored on the role I purportedly played as a party leader in that election? Omisore queried wondering how the police could allow themselves to be brazenly used against the people they are expected to protect.
â€œTherefore, I want the public to know about the plot and keep them informed about this sinister plot against myself and the memory of Senator Adeleke,â€ he concluded.