16th December, 2010
Following the spate of killings of journalists in the country in recent times, aÂ Lagos-based journalist with the Nigerian Compass, Mr. Dele Alao, has called on theÂ Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Musa Daura, to come to his aid and that ofÂ his family members as he alleged that a couple who are his co-tenants are on theirÂ trail.
According to the journalist, the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mabel Isiobeth Uwane, who liveÂ in the Agbado area of Ogun State, have threatened to kill him and his family membersÂ for having access to their secrets.
â€œI donâ€™t really know what secrets that have kept them on our trail. At a point, theyÂ sent their surrogates to beat up my daugher on her way from school, while I haveÂ also been assaulted.
â€œI am, therefore, appealing to the police authority to investigate the activities ofÂ this couple so that another journalist will not be killed in the country just likeÂ that. Perhaps they have secrets which they think or believe that I know as aÂ journalist,â€ he said.
The case has been reported to the police at Sango, Ogun State for investigation.