Bishop Seun Adeoye is the overseer of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM) in Okinni, Osun State. Back in May, the clergy embarked on a one man protest against the Federal Government of Nigeria shortly after the pump price of petrol was hiked to 145 naira per liter.
While speaking to newsmen on Monday 1 August 2016, bishop Seun Adeoye is now alleging that his life faces a huge risk due to his bold criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
“I belong to a class of people who will not close their eyes to injustice and maladministration. I cannot withstand government’s anti-democratic ethos in a society expected to treat its people equally. I cannot choose to be mute and deaf when people are hungry and dying because of bad economic policies.
“If saying the truth is an offence, I am ready to die for it. As I mentioned during my protest, things are becoming more difficult for Nigerians and our government appeared not to have answers to myriads of problems facing the nation. I said Nigeria is in chain and I have not been proved wrong.
“I was surprised to see six stern looking and fully armed policemen storm my house on Sunday morning. They claimed to have come from Zone XI Command looking for some miscreants. Only one of the policemen wore uniform while others were on vests bearing police and they didn’t come with any police vehicle but a private car.
“First of all, there was no report of any threat to peace or crime in my area at Hallehuyah Estate and till now we haven’t heard of any. Secondly, my house was not the only one in the neigbhourhood, yet mine was the only one visited.”