BY abdulwahab abdulah
LAGOS—Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, has petitioned State Commissioner for Police, requesting the assistance of security operatives to unravel the attempted assassination claim made by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa.
In a letter tagged”, dated April 15, 2014, to the Police Commissioner, Ipaye described the assassination threat by the lawyer as uncalled for and “preposterous.”
The Attorney-General admitted that the state is in court with Adegboruwa, but wondered why they would contemplate killing him.
He said the state government believed in the security of every citizen living in the state, stating, “We wonder while a legal practitioner of Mr. Adegboruwa’s standing would level such a grievous and unsubstantiated allegation against the Lagos State Government without any factual or empirical investigation being conducted, and without providing a shred of evidence in support of his claim.”
Adegboruwa raised alarm on Monday, claiming that his life was under threat by unknown people who were attempting to kill him probably over his position on toll taking at the Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge by the agents of the givernment.
He asked Nigerians to hold the state government and its agents responsible if anything untoward happen to him.