Copies of the petition, written by his lawyer, M. A. Daramola, were also sent to the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau; the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; and the Director of the Department of State Services in Ekiti State.
The strongly worded- petition accused Fayose’s aides, namely; Lere Olayinka, Bola Agboola, Debola Akingbade and Adebomojo Akeem. of “criminal. incessant and unabated social media character assassination”
The petition reads in full;
The Commissioner of Police,
Nigerian Police Force,
Ekiti State Command,
Ado – Ekiti,
PETITION AGAINST MESSRS LERE OLAYINKA, BOLA AGBOOLA, DEBOLA AKINGBADE AND ADEBOMOJO AKEEM OVER CRIMINAL, INCESSANT AND UNABATED SOCIAL MEDIA CHARACTER ASSASSINATION OF DR. JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR SOLID MINERALS AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA IN CLEAR VIOLATION OF PROVISIONS OF CYBERCRIME ACT 2015
We act as Solicitors for Barrister Adeoye Stephen Aribasoye a mentee of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi (hereinafter called Our Client) and we have our Client’s instruction to write this petition.
Our Client and his Mentor are law abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria seeking the protection of the Nigeria Police Force against incessant and unabated criminal character assassination of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi by the above named culprits namely; Lere Olayinka, Bola Agboola, Debola Akingbade, Adebomojo Akeem and their cronies working in concert with them.
Our Client informed us that the above named persons have continuously and intentionally posting criminal and malicious, false and offensive messages on Facebook, twitter and other social media platforms for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety against the person of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi who is Our Client’s Mentor, Guardian, Benefactor and Referee.
Our Clients informed us that the said criminal and malicious acts of these persons have caused him to lose out on job interviews as references have severally been made to those malicious postings by these culprits and their cronies.
Our Client further informed us that due to the fact that Dr. Kayode Fayemi was on the list of his guarantors and referees, he has been put at a disadvantage on number of opportunities as a result of their deliberate criminal acts of tarnishing and causing annoyance, inconvenience danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety against the person of mentor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi. References have particularly been made to those criminal and malicious posts which have misled the general public to doubt the integrity and character of his mentor and guarantor subjecting him to an unwarranted public ridicule, odium, embarrassment, and unprecedented disrepute. Our Client has always cherished the odyssey and track records of his mentor and benefactor whom he regards as a gentleman per excellence, a man of unquestionable character and one of the few Public Servants whose zero tolerance for corruption is unquestionable and unassailable. Unfortunately, the culprits mentioned above have jeopardized and adversely affected this image by their unabated criminal act and unwarranted character assassination of his person.
Our Client also informed us that the acts of these culprits and their cronies are in contravention of Section 24 of CYBERCRIMES (PROHIBITION, PREVENTION, ETC) ACT, 2015. The instances below are set out by Our Client as part of the infraction and infringement noted against the person of Dr. Kayode Fayemi:
a. On November 24, 2016 at 8:41pm Lere Olayinka posted on FACEBOOK “….Dr. John Kayode Fayemi is a THIEF and in a saner clime, he will be in JAIL for stealing Ekiti State money.” A printed copy of the post is hereby attached as Annexure “A”
b. On 29 day of November, 2016 at 10:51am same Lere posted on FACEBOOK “… I am yet to see Fayemi Court papers May be he has forgotten, I’m reminding him that he needs to go to court and sue me for DEFAMATION of his already DEFAMED CHARACTER …Here are Fayemi’s phone numbers 08083088708, 08055556655 Pls, help me remind him to instruct his lawyer to go to court now now now oooo: Abi na me talk make Fayemi steal Ekiti SUBEB N850m? ….” A printed copy of this post is hereby attached as ANNEXURE “B”
c. On the same 29th day of November, 2016 Lere Olayinka continues in his unwarranted, unguarded, malicious and character assassination of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi by posting of FACEBOOK “I was not afraid of FAYEMI when he was a governor with executive powers, is it now that he is a common NOISEMAKER that I will be afraid of him?” A printed copy of this post is hereby attached as ANNEXURE “C”
d. On July 2, 2016 at 2:34pm same Lere Olayinka posted on his FACEPOOK wall, “Ekiti Chief Judge, Daramola bribed N20m to frustrate cases on Fayemi’s creation of new LGs…Referendum to be conducted without SIEC” A printed copy of the post is also attached as ANNEXURE “D”
e. That sometimes July 2016, Bola Agboola on his part wrote on his FACEBOOK wall that a whooping some of N1.5b Ekiti money was donated by Dr. Fayemi to the campaign fund of Buhari. An head turn down portrait of president Buhari was uploaded with a claim “… Kai Baba you be thief!” A printed copy of the post is hereby attached as ANNEXTURE “E”
f. On June 15, 2017 at 10:25pm the culprits variously and severally posted on Debola Akingbade Facebook thread, calling Our Client’s mentor, guardian and referee all manner of unprinted names to wit: “Who’s Fayemi? That thief?” – Lere Olayinka; “Aresa baba, Fayemi is not a thief ow, he is a rouge, and pen robber… Thief ke?…” – Debola Akingbade; “Scientific robber.” – Bola Agboola. A printed copy of the said comments is hereby attached as ANNEXURE “F”
g. It is also on records that the culprits at various times and severally made offending, insulting and malicious post against the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President M. Buhari; the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari among other eminent Nigerians the culprits has been subjected to public opprobrium and ridicule. We commend their FACEBOOK pages, twitter handles among others for your further investigation. However, a forged letter purportedly written by the Ekiti State APC spokesperson posted by Bola Agboola on July 2, 2016 at 2:34pm and another evil and callous post against the President of the FRN by Debola Akingbade are hereby attached as ANNEXURE “G” and “H” respectively.
h. On November 14, 2017, Lere Olayinka in continuation of his criminal violation of Cybercrime Act published on his Facebook page, “₦50m BED & ₦500m FLOWERS in Ekiti, now another ₦700m for WEBSITE in Abuja. Buoda Kayode Fayemi, you too dey steal ooooo!” A copy of this offensive post is attached as Annexure “I”
i. Adebomojo Akeem on his part criminally defamed Dr. Kayode Fayemi in a comment made on Lere Olayinka’s wall on November 13, 2017 at 2:48pm when commented as follows: “APC social miscreants were defending the statement credited to that fraudster, Fayemi the Minister of Steal…” https://m.facebook.com/home.php?s=1805606262&sstr=10208450710584395&stype=s&postid=10208450710584395&gfid=AQBquRkP8t7SA194&_rdr#!/profile.php?id=1380833650&ref=content_filter
A screenshot of this offensive comment is hereby attached as Annexure “J”
Our Client further informed us that as a result of the above and several other malicious, provocative, myopic, untrue, and ungodly reckless postings of this culprits against his mentor, guardian, benefactor, and referee, he has been inundated with various calls from family and friends who are disappointed that his mentor could soil his hands and regards him as a fraudulent person who siphon public fund at the detriment of the people of Nigeria particularly Ekiti State.
Our Client further informed us that most of the posts were view on either his HP Laptop and on his Microsoft mobile particularly while in Ekiti and Abuja respectively. That most of his friends in and around Ekiti and Abuja have had reason(s) to point his attention to these mindless posts of the culprits against his mentor and benefactor.
Our Client informed us that Mr. Lere Olayinka is the current Special Adviser to the Governor of Ekiti State on New Media who also double as the Director General of the BSES, a station that has also been turned into medium of hate speeches, lie s and propaganda against eminent personalities who does not share the same view with the current governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose. Lere Olayinka can be reached on 08034671763 and his facebook accounthttps://web.facebook.com/search/str/lere+olayinka/keywords_blended_posts
Debola Akingbade on his part can be reached on his GSM No. 07036746866 and linked on Facebook http://facebook.com/Prinzdebola and
Bola Agboola can be linked on https://web.facebook.com/Bola.Agboola.DeLa?lst=1805606262%3A1205093056%3A1497844041
Adebomojo Akeem can be reached on his GSM No 07034442473 and facebook page:
While Our Client can also be reached on 08038430507.
In the light of the above, we have Our Clients’ instruction to make a clarion call to the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command to use his good offices to bring these culprits to justice by investigating their infractions, infringements and invasion of the privacy of Our Client’s mentor and save our Client and the society from their nefarious, criminal, malicious and calculated mischievous posts.
Please, accept the highest regards of our best wishes.
M. A. Daramola
The Chief of Staff to the President, FRN
Hon. Minister of Interior
Inspector General of Police
Director, DSS, Ekiti State.