19th September, 2018
Concerned Indigenes of Ijebu North (Diaspora), have submitted a petition to the national and Ogun State leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), over the adoption of Oduniyi Adelaja as the House of Assembly consensus candidate to represent Ijebu North 2 (Ifelodun State Constituency).
In the petition dated September 16, signed by Adekoya Moshood and Adegbesan Dapo, president and the secretary of the association respectively, a copy sent to our correspondent ,Oduniyi was alleged to be a suspected kingpin of a dreaded Badoo cult group.
According to the association in the petition, which was addressed to the National Chairman and copied to the Deputy National Chairman, among others, the House of Assembly consensus candidate, popularly known as ‘Happy’ was said to have been arrested by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos, on May 7, 2017, over his alleged involvement with cult group known for killing several people for ritual purposes in Ikorodu town and its environs.
The petition added that the candidate, who was granted bail on May 11, 2017, was still under police investigation and still reporting at the Lagos State Police Headquarters, Ikeja.
The group, further alleged that Oduniyi’s hotel situated in Ikorodu, was sealed up by the police, for allegedly running a prostitution ring and harbouring people suspected to be criminals.
The group, which observed that since Oduniyi’s announcement as the consensus candidate, suspected cult members, numbering over 50 that had been terrorising Ago Iwoye and Oru in Ijebu North local government, had resurfaced.
However, the group appealed to both the Ogun State and national leadership of APC, to investigate and beam their searchlight on the personality of Oduniyi as a consensus candidate of the party.
Meanwhile, the petition is yet to be confirmed by the party state chairman, Derin Adebiyi.