The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Wale Adedayo, the suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area.
It was reported that, Adedayo was detained on Friday following his allegations that the Ogun State Governor had diverted statutory allocations intended for local governments in the state.
On Sunday, human rights lawyer Femi Falana called on the DSS to release Adedayo and suggested that Governor Abiodun should pursue a defamation lawsuit against him if he believed he had been slandered.
In less than 15 hours after Falana’s response, the DSS released Adedayo.
Speaking to the press shortly after his release, Adedayo expressed his intention to challenge his suspension in court.
When asked about the reason for his detention, he explained that the DSS had mentioned “a letter from the governor claiming that I had been making inciting comments against the state government.”
He further stated that he had informed the DSS that these allegations were unfounded, saying, “They accused me of planning a protest, but I clarified that I had no knowledge of any such plan. I also informed them that I had acted in accordance with my conscience, and I did so alongside my fellow chairmen, even though they all later distanced themselves from the matter. My conscience is clear regarding the letter I sent to Chief Olusegun Osoba,” he said.
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