Olomi Olojuoro, Ijebu Igbo Road: I have no relationship with contactor – Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe ….threatens to sue construction company for defamation
Olomi Olojuoro, Ijebu Igbo Road: I have no relationship with contactor - Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe ….threatens to sue construction company for defamation
Olomi Olojuoro, Ijebu Igbo Road: I have no relationship with contactor – Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe
….threatens to sue construction company for defamation
BY:LUCKY KENEDY OSE
The member representing Oluyole Federal Constituency (Oyo state) in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe has denied any relationship with the contractor handling the Olomi Olojuoro, Ijebu Igbo, Ita Egba- Owonowen Road in her constituency.
She stated this Monday while speaking with some journalists in her office at the National Assembly.
Apparently speaking in response to an alleged blackmail by a construction company, DC Engineering Ltd, Akande-Sadipe said she was “thoroughly disheartened that she was being blackmailed” because she chose to be a “responsible and accountable citizen of Oluyole and Nigeria”.
It will be recalled that there was a letter dated 29th August 2023 written by the solicitors to DC Engineering Limited Co and OBA (King) Adesegun Alowonle, the Emure of ljebu, the person believed to be the owner of the company.
Hon. Akande-Sadipe said the letter was total falsehood in an attempt to steer the House committee investigating the contract away from, the true situation on ground with regards to Olojuoro, ljebu-Igbo, Ita Egba, Owonowen road in Oluyole Federal constituency and also “to deter me to stop my responsibility to the people of Oluyole Federal Constituency”.
“This letter did not address the substance of the several petitions and motions in any way, including the most recent of 13th July 2023. Rather what they went into was to disparage my person and smear my name and engage in scandalous defamation of my character by alleging that my objective in intervening on behalf of Oluyole is to promote a particular contractor Aereatech Nigeria Limited, to the Federal Ministry of Works.
“I state categorically that I do not have any direct or indirect relationship with the said contractor, and I am not in anyway related to the said contractor, I have never introduced any such contractor”.
“I have either introduced this so called company to any Ministry of Works official.
She said she is a public officer who has taken oath to be responsible to her constituency and could not close her eyes on the issue of a 45Km road awarded in 2018 to DC Engineering of which less than 1KM has been completed as at today September 2023 after collecting N2 bn out of the N9.8bn contract.
“A badly constructed 1KM that has resulted in fatal casualties. I believe my office confers on me the right to act on behalf of my people in my capacity as the Representative of Oluyole Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives”, adding that “the waste of Taxpayers funds and the resources of the nation needs to stop”.
She has vowed to take legal action against DC Engineering Ltd because her reputation and good intentions for her people of Oluyole Federal constituency and Nigeria are at stake.
“I request a publicly advertised retraction and apology to be published in 5 major Newspapers otherwise I will have no choice but to sue the client and his lawyer. Only a charge and bail lawyer not a senior learned member of the Bar will make such an allegation knowing Section 373 of the Nigerian Criminal code the laws of defamation of “, she concluded.