The Inspector General of Police,
Save My Soul
I am compelled to write this petition to your office to come to my rescue as there is a plot by some members of the family of the executive Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Ichalla Wada to eliminate me and my family over an Open Letter I wrote to the Governor on the lingering political crisis in Kogi State posted on my Facebook wall suggesting the way forward.
On the 5th November 2012, I received a call from a woman with the number 08022924256 who introduced herself as Dr
. Fatima Abdullahi, the daughter of the Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Ichalla Wada asking me to either delete my Facebook Account, delete a Facebook group which I pioneered , known as the “Kogi Political Platform” or have me thoroughly dealt with, permanently silenced, and have my generation wiped out from Kogi State.
The following day being 6th November 2012, a bus load of thugs invaded my Office at No. 64, IBB Way
, Lokoja, to kill me but fortunately, I was not around when they came. The thugs harassed my Boss and left.
On Friday 9th November 2012, my wife called and informed me that one Hajiya Habibat Wada, the younger Sister to the Governor traced my residence in Anyigba, found it, visited my wife while I was away in Lokoja. The following day being 10th November 2012, Hajiya Habibat Wada raided my House with about 15 armed thugs at 11:00pm
and about 7 Policemen to arrest me and my wife. After thoroughly beating both of us on the instruction of Hajiya Habibat Wada, the Policemen shot sporadically into the air, dragged us into,their Bus, conveyed us to the Police Station in Anyigba, and got us detained in the Police Cell. We were later released at about 2:30pm on Sunday 11th November 2012. The following day being Monday 12th November 2012, Hajiya Habibat Wada called me on 08051570520
to threaten me again, after which the DCO of Anyigba Police Station called me on 08035837436
asking me to report at the Police Force Headquarters in Lokoja before I am declared wanted.
Apart from all the above, I have received intelligence report that the Wada led government has concluded plans to instigate the police against me with the view to have me arrested, tortured and maimed for my honest write ups on my Facebook wall.
Therefore should anything untoward happen to me or any member of my family, Governor Wada and members of his family should be held responsible.
Apart from that, the Force Headquarters is humbly and respecfully appealed to caution the Kogi State Police Command so as not to bring the integrity and dignity of the Nigerian Police into question again.
As a Social Crusader, I will continue to be a committed ,law abiding and loyal citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Finally, I appeal to you as a lawful citizen of this country to thoroughly investigate these serial threat to our lives, since the first family has boasted that they will ‘do away’ with me and members of my family without anyone questioning them.
Odaudu Joel Minister
1. The Director General , State Security Service
2. The Attorney General of the Federation.
3. The President, Nigerian Union of Journalists