A former registrar of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Dr Oladele Alhassan Ogunleye, has dragged the incumbent Rector of the institution, Dr John Taiwo Adekolawole to court over a case of gun running.
The former registrar is demanding a sum of Two Hundred and Fifty-Five Million Naira (N255,000,000) as damages against his person.
Recall that the former registrar was arrested in connection with an attempt to assassinate three people in the Polytechnic community. Namely; the Rector, Dr. Taiwo John Adekolawole, Dr Adie Olofu Romanus, Medical Director & Mr Elkanah Adeleke Aruwajoye, Deputy Registrar.
Then former registrar, Ogunleye said the Rector lied against him that he was the one behind the attempt assassination, that the former Rector, Builder Patrick Hussein was the one who gave Ogunleye the gun to kill him (Adekolawole) and two other persons.
After a thorough investigation by the police, the security men exonerated the former Registrar having found out the allegation to be false.
The plaintiff (Ogunleye) is now in court demanding general damages in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Five Million Naira (N255,000,000) for false allegation and defamation of character of the plaintiff by the defendant (Adekolawole) when the defendant published that the immediate past Rector, Builder Patrick Hussein procured a pump action gun which was likely given to the Registrar.
Also, Dr Adekolawole said the former Registrar took his name to some herbalists in Koton Karfe, Kogi State with the view to eliminate him by Spiritual means which the Herbalists rejected on the ground that the Rector was an innocent man.
The Rector also claimed that the former Registrar made several attempts to have extra marital affairs with his (Adekolawole) wife many years back.
Accord to the writ of summon served on the Rector, Dr Adekolawole, he has forty two days (42 days) to appear before the court to defend all the allegations he levelled against the former Registrar, Dr Ogunleye.