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    Alleged threat to life: Delta Varsity employee petitions CAS, IG, others


    A member of staff of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Ethiope East council area, Mr. Oghenenyore Akpobi, has petitioned the Chief of Army Staff, the Inspector General of Police, the National Security Adviser (NSA) and others over alleged threat to his life.

    Akpobi, who spoke to The Nation in Warri on Monday, alleged the Vice Chancellor of DELSU, Prof. Victor Peretomode, in connivance with security agents, was threatening his life following attempts to eject him from his official residence.

    Akpobi, however, said he cannot be ejected from his official residence of 3 bedroom flat, located at 5 Kano street by any person as there is a court order with suit No. EEACCII/94/2016, from Customary Court II, Abraka, restraining the Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof Victor Peretomode and 3 others from trespassing pending the hearing and determination of the unlawful termination of his employment at the Awka Industrial Court with Suit No. NICN/ASB/16/2015.

    He said he had petitioned the Chief of Army Staff, Inspector General of Police, Director General, Department of State Security Servive and the Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Peretomode, through Martin Ene Edah and Co Chambers of No. 179 (229), Jakpa Road, Effurun, Uvwie local government area, on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, to the Delta State Commissioner of Police on a conduct likely to cause breach of peace and demanded for immediate investigations and prosecution.

    Akpobi said, “While still under the employment of the Delta State University, l had health challenges, so l was granted 6 weeks leave to travel to lndia for medical treatment to undergo a two-stage spinal surgery and l had to seek for further extension of my leave on the advice of my doctor. Instead of approving my request for extension, on Nov. 3rd, 2015, my earlier three months medical leave was withdrawn and my salary stopped. “Upon my return from lndia, l was prevented from gaining access into my office to carry out my duties as a Senior Accountant attached to the Oleh Campus of Delta State University, Abraka, by security men who said they were acting on instructions. It was on this ground that l filed suit through my lawyer against the Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode and others.

    “Since then l have been receiving several threat to live, that often time l sleep outside my house for the fear of being attacked, using suspected thugs to threaten me to pack from my official house when the court has not given his ruling. It was on this ground l petitioned the Delta State Commissioner of Police since Feb. 26th, 2019, on the several threat l have received, believing the VC will be invited but all to no avail.

    “I have been invited to the Delta State Police Command to make statement yet the man has not been summoned, until about three days ago, another set in company of the Vice Chancellor invaded my apartment armed, asking me to quit now, but l insisted that until the court decides, the apartment remains my official residence as I am paying for it not free.”

    Responding to the threat allegation, the Public Relations Officer, DELSU, Mr Freeborn Aganbi said: “I would need to clarify some issues with the appropriate persons.”

    For instance, if it has to do with legal issues, I need to get the current state of such issues before I can respond and meanwhile am not aware of the matter you are talking about.”

     

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