Lagos- Bamidele Alabi, chairman, Lagos Butchers Association, has been accused by members of his executive council, and some members of the association of embezzling the sum of N288,486,630.00 belonging to the association.
The allegation is contained in a petition written to Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector General of Police, in Abuja, and a copy made available to newsmen.
The petition written by, Alhaji Adeyinka, Olawunmi Rasheed, Alhaji Mukaila Agunbiade, Mr Adeyemo Lukman and other members of the association, stated that there is need for urgent intervention by the IGP to forestall the breakdown of law and order that might arise from angry members of the association.
They revealed that the constitution of the association prescribed a two term tenure for each incumbent chairman which had been completed by the accused chairman, warning that any attempt for a third term will degenerate into chaos.
The petitioners exposed the threats made to life of members, misuse of power, abuse of office and mismanagement of the association’s fund to the tune of N288,486,630.00.
He was further accused, by the petitioners of planning to eliminate and assassinate, executive members using dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, axes, knifes, broken bottles by thugs, hoodlums and his loyalists who are beneficiaries of his corrupt practices.
The petitioners also appreciated Men and officers of ‘Zone 2’ Police command for their initial intervention in the brewing agitation by aggrieved members, advising them to tow a legal path in resolving the matter, leading to the writing of the petition.
The petitioners also expressed their confidence in the Nigeria Police Force and the Courts, expressing faith to get the needed Justice and proper accountability of the missing funds, while also calling on aggrieved members to calm down as they await the outcome of their petition to the IGP, stressing that no sinner will go unpunished.