There was tension at the Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday as some policemen and thugs invaded the council secretariat in Ogbere.
It was gathered that the Chairman of the council, Wale Adedayo, fled the secretariat when it was stormed.
Earlier, the LG boss, in a letter to former Governor Segun Osoba and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting local government funds.
It was learnt that the invasion was in an attempt to remove the chairman for the comments he made against the governor.
The chairman confirmed the development when he was confirmed, adding that he has relocated alongside his family.
Adedayo, who boasted that he fears no man, said the thugs have been searching for him since he disappeared.
The LG boss said the armed policemen and thugs were in the complex to force councillors into removing him from office, a development he said he cared less about.
He said, “The policemen are still there and some (these agberos) thugs looking for me all over the place.
“I’m hiding presently, my family has also relocated, we are hiding at the moment. We are scared of our lives. They can’t kill me unless God says it’s time, let them go and bring the best of their assassins, they can’t kill me, unless God says it is time.
“If what I have said is a lie, let them dispute it. Those of them who apologised, that is their problem. I don’t have any issues with them. I’m not fighting with the Governor, I’m just saying it straight that look, during Chief Osoba’s time, there was a way local government allocations were done, during OGD’s (Otunba Gbenga Daniel) time, there was a way local government allocations were done. Now you are continuing the mess you said you met on ground, why don’t you correct it?
“Ogun State was among the States that signed off for financial autonomy for the local government, but you are not practising, why? Why are they not practising it here? So why are you sending men to come after me now, why?
“We are in a democracy; we are not in a military dictatorship. What business do police and thugs have with my local government? They want to coerce the councillors into impeaching me or suspending me from office, I don’t give a damn about that. I have set the records straight, I have stated what is at stake, and that is just it for me.
“I’m not going to beg anybody, that is what they want. They want me to write a retraction and beg, I’m not going to beg anybody. It is only God that I’m afraid of, I’m not afraid of any human being,” he said.