The police in Ekiti State have summoned the state Chairman of Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN), Chief Oludare Adekolu, over alleged sexual harassment of the Women Leader, Mrs. Oluyemi Ojaomo.
According to the Nation, Ojaomo had reported Adekolu to the police in Ologede with claims that he has threatened to kill her because she failed to accept his sexual advances.
Ojaomo who addressed newsmen at the police station, alleged that the MPN chairman touched her buttocks anytime she visited the secretariat and that when she asked him to stop, he illegally removed her from the position of women leader of their party.
Ojaomo who is a former headmistress, said:
“I am not into politics to flirt around, but to contribute my quota to the development of our society. I joined Mega Party last year and it resolved to make me the state women leader.
Shortly after resuming office, the chairman began to make sexual advances to me, which I declined. I never knew my action didn’t go down well with him.
He later showed enmity to me by threatening to kill me if I refused his request. I didn’t take him seriously, but when he unilaterally removed my name as the women leader on Monday, I knew he was up to something.
I challenged him on the removal and he said my life worth nothing to him. Adekolu is a known Ifa priest. I don’t want to die. That was why I reported him to the police.”
A senior officer at the police station, who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak for the command, said the chairman had been invited to state his own side of the story.
The officer said:
“The issue has been reported to us and we have contacted Adekolu. He took permission to attend a meeting after which he will come to us, so we are hopeful he will be here today (Tuesday). We have asked the complainant to write her statement. This will determine the next line of action.”
The chairman has however denied the allegation:
“It is not true that I touched Mrs. Ojaomo’s buttocks and I did not threaten to kill her as she alleged. She has come to beg me with our party members. I have not gone to any police station on the matter. Mrs. Ojaomo has come back with other party members to beg me” he said