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OGUN: Dapo Abiodun Elevating Thuggery Brigandage —Showunmi To Ribadu


Otunba Segun Showunmi Writes NSA Ribadu Over Security Breach, Reckless Use Of Thugs By Dapo Abiodun.

.....Demands Check, Call To Order On Dapo Abiodun's Activities. 

Otunba Segun Showunmi on Thursday called the attention of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the newly appointed Special Adviser on Security to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a letter, Showunmi congratulated Ribadu and brought to light the major security challenges facing the people of Ogun state. 

Showunmi recounted the incident where he was attacked by thugs confirmed to have been sent by Governor Dapo Abiodun. 

Read Letter In Full: 

Dear Malam, I wish to congratulate you on your appointment as special adviser on security, I have known you for years and you are one of the very few public officers in Nigeria I trust and have faith in his ability to do the job without let. 

I write you to bring to your notice a major security challenge I have, a type I have never experienced in over 30 years of speaking truth to power in this country. 

It is about the government of Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, he has elevated high-level thuggery and unacceptable brigandage to such an unacceptable level, the high point of it is that a few weeks ago, I was violently attacked within the precinct of the Ogun state high court while simply minding my business, much more embarrassing was that it was in full view of the Nigeria police. 

The images are all over the media. 

As if to lend credence to this criminality the chief security officer of the state Dapo Abiodun in the most uncivilized manner has pretended that nothing happened.

Sir, I write you so that you may know that this type of activity is what lead others to recruit their militia which metamorphosed into the crisis we are just about now stemming in the northeast, it is my view that light arms and soldiers of fortunes are all over the place within our sub-region. 

Please ask for a detailed explanation of this event sir and send a very clear warning to politicians especially Governor Dapo Abiodun that this rubbish will not be tolerated, while he was busy running deals in Nigeria, men like I were busy looking for how to get Nigeria to work, you may ask Mr President, that he may tell you that this democracy was fought and won at a great personal act of sacrifice.

I plead with you to please look into this for it is an ill wind that harbours no good.

Congratulations sir and be assured of my service at the drop of a hat. You are not like most of them as such a lot of us are praying along with you and wishing you success. 

Otunba Segun Showunmi 

Abeokuta, Ogun State.

15th June 2023

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