A Staff of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Daniel Sagay, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo, over threat to his life allegedly by a retired Army general.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday in his hideout in Warri, Delta State, Sagay also pleaded with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, security agents as well as well meaning Nigerians to save his life and that of his family from the hand of the retired Army chief who is currently working with Delta State government.
Narrating his ordeal, the victim said he had attended a function at Ughevhrughe village, close to Ughelli,Â Â November 21, 2009, but on his way back home, his newly acquired Gmc Explorer vehicle developed a fault along the popular and ever busy Ughelli-Warri road.
â€œAs I was about effecting repairs on the vehicle, a convoy of three vehicles pulled up and stopped abruptly and confronted me, saying that my life is finished. Before I knew what was happening, a man who was later identified as a retired Major-General came up and asked me to kneel down and beg him, or else he will deal with me mercilessly,â€ he narrated said Daniel almost in tears.
â€œBeside ordering about twenty armed youths to beat me and my wife who is still recuperating from the torture, the army General and one Mr. Mudi Simeon who is a Special assistant to Governor Uduaghan on youths matters also ordered that my vehicle should be set ablaze, having disarm the Mobile police attached to me and inflicted two deep matchet cuts on his head; the victim further said.
Sagay said when he reported the matter to the police at Otu-Jeremi they said they cannot handle the matter, hence he decided to incident the case at the State police command, Asaba.
Reacting the National Association of Niger-Delta Students (NADESSTU) warned that both the retired General, Mr. Simeon Mudi and his cohorts be called to order and dealt with appropriately.
In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Comrade Akpododama Godswill, the body lamented the treatment melted to Daniel Sagay who they described as a pillar and intellectual activist of the association and expressed shock that the culprits are still walking the streets unscathed.
While condemning the injustice against Sagay, the union demanded that the burnt vehicle be replaced, hospital bills paid and also render a public apology to the victim