DSS Arrests PDP Candidate’s Running Mate, Fayose’s Aide, 50 Others In Late Night Crackdown (See Photos)
DSS ARRESTS PDP CANDIDATE’S RUNNING MATE, FAYOSE’S AIDE, 50 OTHERS IN LATE NIGHT CRACKDOWN
IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE A COORDINATED ATTEMPT TO SILENCE CHIEFTAINS OF THE PDP, THE DSS HAS REPORTEDLY ARRESTED THE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE OF THE PARTY, AYODEJI OGUNSAKIN.
According to Daily Sun, the secret police also arrested the chairman, committee on information, Ekiti state House of Assembly, Samuel Omotosho.
Other top government functionaries and about 50 other PDP stalwarts were also arrested late Saturday, July 13. Ogunsakin, who spoke to reporters on phone, some PDP chieftains and Governor Fayose’s aides arrested were picked up with their wives and children. He claimed that they were being arrested for no reasons, adding that while a few had been released, many others are still in the custody of the DSS in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Also confirming his arrest, Omotosho said he was still in the custody of the DSS when he picked a call from a reporter.
“I was arrested but now I have been freed now. DSS is just arresting people without any genuine reasons. They have arrested many PDP party agents and others. I have never seen this kind of thing in my life. “They are breaking into peoples’ homes and picking them up and harassing them. They have arrested Fasuba, one of the governor’s aides. Some of them were picked up with their families. About 50 members of the PDP and their families have been arrested in Ado Ekiti.”
But when contacted on phone, police spokesman in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, denied arrest of any PDP member saying,“I have no such information at my disposal. I do not know of any arrest made by security agents in the state.”
Meanwhile, a resident of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, has accused personnel of the Nigeria Police Force of assaulting voters in her polling unit. Revealing this via her Twitter handle @MrsBlinky_, the resident simply referred to as ‘Abisola’, said the polling unit at Ado community high school was not well coordinated, adding that the security agents weren’t helpful in ensuring the exercise was hitch-free.
“One of the police officers was hitting voters with a leg of a plastic table. A police woman threatened to use tear gas on us, she actually brought it out,” she tweeted.