The crisis in Ogun state PDP has gotten messier as a former senator, Buruji Kashamu has accused the son of the former chairman, Adebola Dayo of stealing and diverting his properties.
This was followed by an order of mareva injunction issued by an Oyo State High Court against the younger Dayo’s five-bedroom duplex at No. 19, Harmony Avenue, Phase 3, Area 2, Kasumu Estate, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The orders, which were issued on the 8th of June, 2020, were on Thursday pasted on the property by the court officials. The orders followed a case of stealing, diversion of properties and illegal enrichment initiated by Senator Buruji Kashamu against Dayo’s son, Adebola, who was an employee of the Senator.
According to the court papers, “An order of mareva injunction is hereby granted restraining the Defendants, his allies, privies, assigns, solicitors, attorneys, agents or howsoever called from dissipating, selling, attempting to sell, transferring, mortgaging, alienating, gifting, letting, removing from the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court or dealing in anyway inimical or adversely affecting the interests of the Claimants of howsoever called, the property lying, being and situate at No. 19, Harmony Avenue, Phase 3, Area 2, Kasumu Estate, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State pending the hearing and determination of this suit.
“An order of mareva injunction is hereby granted restraining the Defendants, whether by himself, his servants, relatives, solicitors, associates, trustees, agents, subordinates, privies or anybody howsoever called from giving instructions or directions for the withdrawal from, transfer out of alienating, disposing off/or dealing with the money kept in all his bank accounts kept in Nigeria, whether solely or jointly owned by him, whether directly or indirectly for his benefit, pending the trial of the suit.”
The case with Suit No. I/459/2020 was adjourned to the 22nd of June, 2020, for hearing of the Motion on Notice, which must be served within 48 hours from the day the orders were issued.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital had on the 10th of June, 2020 dismissed a fundamental rights suits filed by Adebola Dayo against Senator Buruji Kashamu; the Divisional Police Officer, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State; the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State; the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
In a related development, one Comrade Adedayo Sanusi, a panel beater who resides in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, has given evidence of how Adebola Dayo diverted and sold a 2010 Toyota 4 Forerunner Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
According to an affidavit of facts deposed to Sanusi, he was on retainership with Omo Ilu Foundation in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
By virtue of the retainership, he worked with the Chairman and some other members of staff.
During the course of his work, he met Adebola Dayo in the Omo Ilu Foundation by virtue of his role in the foundation.
In his words, “Sometimes in June 2015, Mr. Bola Dayo brought a Toyota 4 Runner, 2010 model to me for repairs after the said vehicle had been in an accident.
“That the vehicle belongs to Senator Buruji Kashamu, the Chairman of the Omo Ilu Foundation and the picture of the vehicle is hereby annexed as EXHIBIT 1 and as forming part of this affidavit.
“That Mr. Bola Dayo told me that the vehicle is valued at N4,000,000 (Four Million Naira) and so I should safeguard with all care.
“That I was informed by Mr. Bola Dayo to wait for his further instructions on the repairs required on the vehicle.
“That thereafter, the said Mr. Bola Dayo directed some people to me from Lagos for an inspection of the vehicle.
“That some days later after the inspection, Mr. Bola Dayo returned with those people who inspected to carry the vehicle while informing me that he had sold the vehicle to them.
“That I recently got a call from a representative of the foundation after instructing that I advise on cost of repairs and carry out the said repairs and I told them Mr. Bola Dayo came with some people in 2018 to carry the vehicle and informed me that he has sold the vehicle.”
In view of all these developments and evidence, Arabambi said it is more than obvious that Adebayo Dayo may have willfully allowed his greed to ruin the life of his son who may not recover from the multiple litigations that the father has caused the son to initiate against his former employer and benefactor, Senator Buruji Kashamu and the counter-claims now being made by Senator Kashamu against the Dayos.
“Knowing how much he and his son had benefitted from Senator Kashamu in the last 10 years, one would have expected Dayo to thread softly and serve out his tenure peacefully. But no, his greed and insatiable quest for money will not allow him even as 75-year-old man. Now, he has plunged his son into avoidable problems. It is a big shame and I doubt if his son will ever forgive him,” Arabambi added.
The immediate past Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Ogun State described Dayo as a shameless man who is without character and integrity, stressing that, “little wonder his kinsmen in Ijebu-Igbo are running away from him and treating him like a traitor that he is. Indeed the Bible says if you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.”