Sheik Tajudeen Imam, former Special Assistant to Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has attributed the deaths of his wife, and son at birth to nonpayment of his salaries for over 2 years by the minister.
Imam who claimed to be instrumental to Shittu’s appointment as minister, alleged this in an interview with New Telegraph where he recounted the financial difficulties he went through while serving his ex-principal.
“I suffered untold hardship while serving him. I lost a wife and son, my wife died during child-labour and the son too, because of lack of money and adequate care and I had to pull my children from private schools to public schools due to nonpayment of my emoluments for which I was statutorily due as SA to Shittu,” he told the paper.
The aggrieved ex-aide explained that Shittu until his appointment was his company’s lawyer, and at no time did he deny him of his legal fee,
His word “We have been friends, he had been my company lawyer and partner in progress for the past 16 years, I’ve been with him for so many years, we took lectures together and went to religious meetings together, we are of the same faith and creed.
“My relationship with him is not political, we are so close that he was my legal adviser; my company’s lawyer, and I never denied him his professional fees and dues as my lawyer before his appointment as a minister.”