Citizen James Ufuoma had alleged a threat to his life by the relations of three of his workers who were killed during a religious crisis that broke out in the north in 2010.
James Ufuoma who was a former branch marketing manager of Ideal Foremost Investment, a company which had its headquarters in the northern part of Nigeria, made the allegations in a petition he wrote to Sango Divisional Police Headquarters. The case was later transferred to the Commissioner of Police at Eleyele, Ibadan.
While narrating his ordeals, James Ufuoma explained that he was directed by his company to employ some workers to assist him in his job. He said he went on to recruit four persons whose names were Ayorinde Kayode ‘M’, Kemi Boluwatife ‘F’, Kayode Stephen ‘M’ and Lucky Adebayo ‘M’. Mr James Ufuoma however said problem began when a religious crisis broke out in Kaduna in which three of his four workers lost their lives while the company’s monies also got lost.
According to him, the family members of the deceased workers vowed to take Ufuoma’s life in return for the lives of their children who were killed during the crisis. He said they arrested his mother, Gabriel Akpovehor when they could not find him.
When the police received Mr Ufuoma’s petition, they swung into action and conducted a thorough investigation. The result of the police’s investigation confirmed that the three workers actually died during the religious crisis in Kaduna and that the company also lost a huge sum of money. However, the police were yet to succeed in arresting the relations of the deceased workers who threatened to kill James Ufuoma. The police had advised the complainant to stay away for a while for his safety until the people threatening him would be arrested for prosecution.
The Nigerian Police had done a commendable job on the issue of life-threatening allegations from James Ufuoma against the family members of the deceased workers. It’s hoped that the police would not relent until the alleged perpetrators were arrested and prosecuted.