THE family of Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi, one of the medical doctors killed in auto crash along Kaduna road while on a national assignment has raised the alarm over alleged death threats.
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), the public including the international community to an imminent death/assassination threat to the family of the deceased,” the letter read.
A letter was allegedly sent to the family by unknown persons threatening assassination and giving the family a one-day ultimatum to pack out of the house left by the deceased.
According to the family: “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 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.”
The letter also noted: “We are particularly concerned about the safety of the family of the deceased and we want to remind the Federal Government, Ekiti State government as well as other other relevant security agencies of their obligations to protect the Nigerian citizens.
“We hereby urge the Inspector- General of Police, Ekiti State Comissioner of Police, Ekiti State government and other relevant security agencies to swing into action; ensure that thorough and impartial investigations are carried without fear of reprisal attack.”
When contacted Ekiti State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr. John Akinbote confirmed the alleged threat.
He said after calling a relative of Aladesanmi, he confirmed there was a threat from somebody who said they should vacate the apartment they are staying now if they wished to live.
Akinbote said he would call the late Aladesanmi’s wife to get details of the alleged threat and then inform the security agencies.