Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe who was sentenced to prison yesterday January 9 for contempt of court order made on December 15, 2017, has alleged that some powerful forces who want him jailed and removed from office are after him.
Runsewe who made headlines months ago after his fight with Bobrisky, hinged his current ordeal on his refusal to turn in the Art and Craft village property (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion to the unmentioned forces.
He alleged that the property which became a security threat to Abuja residents before he resumed office, was turned into a drug den, a hold-bay, a rented house for hooligans and criminals and a depot for illegal arms and sundry criminal activities.
“So I wonder why, some people are bent on converting government property to a haven of inappropriate engagement; hence, the police have to close down the place.
” The Art and Craft village belongs to the Federal Republic Of Nigeria. It does not belong to me but to the Nigerian people , so I would be failing in my duties as a public officer and appointee of government if I cannot protect government property to which I was mandated to oversee.”
The Nation reported that Runsewe vowed to protect Nigerian cultural assets in the country and outside the country within the ambits of the law.