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Dada Olanipekun, the Publisher of a community newspaper in Ogun state, Prestige newspaper has raised alarm over an alleged threat to life by the secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors in the state, Dada Korede.
Olanipekun in a petition written to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson lamented that his life and business are in danger.
A copy of the petition which was obtained by PLATFORM TIMES alleged Korede to have threatened him on a Whatapp loop created for the members of ANA in the state.
Olanipekun in the petition urged the CP to come into his aid in safeguarding his life, family and business.
The petition reads partly, “I write in connection with one Mr. Dada Korede, a dismissed lecturer of Federal College of Education who also claims to be a member of PCRC Ogun state.
“Currently, he is the secretary Association of Nigerian Authors Ogun state who during altercation on the association’s PLATFIRM- ANA Ogun, threatened me in printed words as follows: “Just warn Dads (six) Olanipekun, he is too old to lose his teeth at his age. …. I will surprise you all, if he does not avoid my path”.
“Based on the premise, I strongly believe my life and business are in danger.
“I will appreciate your immediate intervention at safeguarding my life, my family and my business.”
In a counter reaction, the accused denied threatening the life of the publisher.
Korede said, “Dada Olanipekun is a funny man. I thought he would have showed you everything that transpired on the whatsapp group.
“He was my chairman and I was the secretary. We asked him to come and handover, but he was attacking me.
“He was abusing me, calling me manners of name that I am a thief, among others. He said I rape and I still did not raise any libel against him.
“When I said they should avoid my path, I mean membership of ANA is voluntary. The surprise is from my own side and I mean no harm.
“I believe we are one family and we should be able to sort it out, but because of the libel he has committed, he was trying to it cover up by raising false alarm.
“I don’t have anything against him. The threat is not threat and all I mean is that as a man to man, if you have the boldness come and let us fight.”
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