Mr. Wale Odunsi, the Deputy Editor of Daily Post online on April 9, 2018 petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over alleged threat to his life by Mr. Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to Mr. Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State.
Wale claimed that Edward threatened to kill him.
Narrating his encounter, the journalist said he received a phone call from Edward on April 8 at 10:39 am wherein he complained about a story by the medium about him which he claimed was false.
Wale said he advised Edward to make a formal complaint to the medium an advice which he dismissed claiming the story was a hatchet job, an allegation to which the journalist said he responded to by reminding him that at least two other media houses – including The Punch and Guardian Newspapers – published similar story.
The journalists said further: “Mr Onoja continued to speak in harsh tones and told me point blank that he would order (a) hit on me. I asked if he was threatening me and he said ‘Yes, mark my words. I will kill you’.”
“He went on to say ‘Anywhere I see you, I will tear you apart’. These are weighty statements which any reasonable person must not take lightly.”
The journalist therefore urged the IGP to investigate the threat before his life is cut short.