Abayomi Adeleye, has accused a retired major general, Hassan Abu, of the Nigerian Army, of being after his life and of his family.
Mr Adeleye who narrated his story to vanguard said his life and that of his family are in serious danger after an incident which took a tragic turn on the 17th of February 2017 after he witnessed a cold murder of Mr Saheed Olapitan, a client of his, by one Major General Hassan Abu of the Nigerian Army.
Mr Olapitan’s murder, Adeleye said, followed the sale of a Land in Ikorodu part of Lagos to Saheed, with the permission of the family that originally owned the land.
He stated that another faction of the same family sold the same parcel of land to Major General Hassan.
According to him, on 17th of February 2017, his late client and the Army general had met on the plot of land and had an argument wherein the General felt insulted by some of the remarks of late Saheed. “The general lost his anger drew out a pistol and shot Saheed,” he claimed.
He added that the General would later seek to mend fences with him but he felt unsafe and thus decided to speak out for the fear of his life and that of his family.
Several unarmed civilians have been killed or injured by armed forces across Nigeria in recent times.
It would be recalled that a Nigerian soldier has been jailed for seven years for killing a man at a market in the country’s northeast.