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Ekiti Assembly drags DSS to court over lawmaker’s detention
Source: National Mirror ekiti.com News Section:  Ekiti Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016



Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday disclosed its intention to drag the Department of State Services, DSS, to court over what it called the unlawful detention of one of its members, Afolabi Akanni. House Information Committee Chairman, Gboyega Aribisogan, said at a press conference in Ado Ekiti that; “we have directed our counsel to seek redress and damages in court because to us, this act of impunity by the DSS under President Muhammadu Buhari is undemocratic, unpatriotic, dictatorial and brutal”.

Aribisogan, at the press conference attended by the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole and 17 other members, also demanded a thorough medical examination of the lawmaker. “As we fear that his health and general well-being could have been compromised while in the DSS custody”. Despite the release on Tuesday of the detained member, the lawmakers said: “As we speak, Akanni is in very critical condition and he has not been able to speak with anyone of us. “As reported in the media, Akanni could only say that he was sick, he was not well when press men sought to speak with him yesterday. “We therefore demand an official explanation from the DSS as to why Akanni was abducted and held incommunicado for 18 days, only to be told that he was admitted in a private hospital in Abuja,” Aribisogan said

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