Police Harassed Me As Licensed Gun Owner — US-based Doctor Mabayoje Explains Why He Sued Oyo CP, SARS Commander

Dr John Mabayoje, a farmer in Oyo State, has explained why he sued the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko; the defunct SARS Commander in the state and one officer identified as Inspector Julius.

SaharaReporters had last week reported that Mabayoje dragged the trio before the Oyo State High Court over an alleged invasion of his property and threatening of his workers.

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Mabayoje, a large-scale commercial farmer, had stated that the legal action followed constant police harassment he suffered over his resistance to Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm worth N2billion.

The case was heard on Thursday and had since been adjourned to Tuesday, June 7.

Giving further details in a statement issued on Friday, the farmer said he had restrained the police from gaining access to his estate since October 2021 when armed Fulani terrorists invaded the Abolongo prison in Oyo town, which is a few kilometres from his estate.

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Mabayoje explained that the escapees had invaded the estate looking for clothes, shoes and other items to steal to aid their escape.

He said he immediately instructed his security staff, who included firearm licensed hunters to engage the intruders, particularly with the overwhelming firepower and explosives of the Fulani terrorists.

He stated, “On Thursday morning, I was in the High Court in Oyo town. I have restrained the police, especially the SARS from coming to my estate. The reason for my court action started from their coming to my estate on the night of the jailbreak by 30 Fulani terrorists armed to the teeth. 

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“They invaded the Abolongo Jail which is just about 750 yards from my Southernmost boundary; they made their way into the federal low-cost housing estate which borders my compound looking for clothes, shoes, motorcycles, cars and money to discard their prison clothes as well as aid their escape. I instructed my security men who include firearms licensed hunters to engage them.

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