The executive members of Lagos State Butchers Association have accused its chairman, Bamidele Kazeem Alabi of embezzling a sum of N288,486,630.00.
They have as a result sent in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba,
The petitioners include: Alhaji Adeyinka Olawunmi Rasheed, Alhaji Mukaila Agunbiade, Mr Adeyemo Lukman and other members of the association.
In their petitions to IGP, they explained that there is need for urgent intervention to forestall any outbreak of lawlessness that might arise from the angry members.
The Excos further explained in the petition noted that the association’s constitution only permits two tenures which had been completed by the Chairman, warning that any attempt for third tenure will aggravate into chaos.
The petition shows a threat to life, misuse of power, abuse of office and fraud on innocent members of the association with the sum of N288,486,630.00, planning to eliminate and assassinate with the aid of dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, axes, knifes, broken bottles by group of people led by Mr Bamidele Kazeem Alabi hired thugs and hoodlums”, the excos lamented.
A member of the Association who claimed anonymity told journalists that the embezzled money was meant to be in the coffer of the association rather directed into his personal account and spent lavishly.
other members also appreciated the prompt intervention of the police in ‘Zone 2′ which has cushioned the eruption of lawlessness before the accuser wrote a petition to the IGP in to abrogate justice.
The Excos and members have expressed their confidence in the Nigeria Police Force and justice system, adding that Justice must be sought to curb future reoccurrence
However, all efforts to reach the chairman proved abortive as at the time of filling this report.
By the way, what is a Butchers’ Association doing with N300 Million