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DSS Wanted Me To Lie Against Fayose – Released Ekiti Lawmaker

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Ekiti State House of Assembly member, Hon. Afolabi Akanni, who was recently released from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS) has said that the agency persuaded him to indict State Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The lawmaker, who described his arrest as illegal, stated that the DSS arrested him without a warrant.

Akanni said,

“They even said I helped Fayose to launder another N1.3 billion out of the N2.5 billion ecological fund released to the state. I said all these were lies. I can’t lie against Mr Governor.”

He also said “What manner of democracy are we practising? How can DSS invade a House of Assembly and arrest a lawmaker with intention to impeach a governor? They even came without a warrant of arrest. Is this democracy?

“Is it an offence to be loyal or honest to a governor? Fayose is our leader and I can’t betray him. Ekiti people must stand behind him. Mr Governor, I am assuring you that I will always stand by you.”

Members of the Ekiti House of Assembly have also asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to tender an unreserved apology for invading their Ekiti State House of Assembly member, Hon. Afolabi Akanni, who was recently released from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS) has said that the agency persuaded him to indict State Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The lawmaker, who described his arrest as illegal, stated that the DSS arrested him without a warrant.

Akanni said, “They even said I helped Fayose to launder another N1.3 billion out of the N2.5 billion ecological fund released to the state. I said all these were lies. I can’t lie against Mr Governor.”

He also said “What manner of democracy are we practising? How can DSS invade a House of Assembly and arrest a lawmaker with intention to impeach a governor? They even came without a warrant of arrest. Is this democracy?

“Is it an offence to be loyal or honest to a governor? Fayose is our leader and I can’t betray him. Ekiti people must stand behind him. Mr Governor, I am assuring you that I will always stand by you.”

Members of the Ekiti House of Assembly have also asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to tender an unreserved apology for invading their chambers.

Akanni was arrested by the DSS on March 4, 2016, and was released on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. DSS on March 4, 2016, and was released on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

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