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Family of Ekiti doctor writes IGP over death threats


The late Dr. Aladesanmi

The late Dr. Aladesanmi

The family of the late Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi, one of the medical doctors who died in a ghastly motor accident alongAbuja- Kaduna Road while on a national assignment, has written an open letter to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, alerting him of death threats directed at the family.

In a letter issued by the family to alert the public and notify the IGP, the family said it received a letter from unknown persons asking them to vacate their home.

“We wish to alert the Inspector-General of the police, Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, the Ekiti State government, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and the general public of an imminent death/assassination threat to the family of the deceased. A letter was sent to the family by unknown persons threatening assassination attempt and giving the family a one-day ultimatum to pack out of the house left by the deceased,” the letter read

The family further stated: “It is pertinent to note that while the deceased was alive, he had a cordial relationship with everyone. Quite a lot of people including his co-workers and professional colleagues can attest to the fact that he lived a selfless life, served humanity devotedly and did everything within his power and according to the ethics of his profession to save a lot of lives, even at odd times.

“It is highly bizarre and unexpected that the family of such a gentle and peace-loving man would receive such threat even while they are grieving.

“We, hereby, urge the Inspector-General of Police, Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State government and other relevant security agencies to swing into action and ensure that thorough and impartial investigations are carried out to forestall fear of any attack.”

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