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Ekiti Lawmaker Akanni, Dies In DSS Cell- Information Commissioner

 

News emanating from Ekiti State Commissioner of Information is not a palatable one, accoeding to the release from him. One of the members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Afolabi Akanni died in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) earlier today.

It will be recalled that the honourable member has been arrested and detained ny operatives of DSS since March 4, 2016. A court order directing his release since March 11, 2016 was ignored by the DSS.

Significantly, since his illegal detention, he has been held incommunicado without access to his family members, doctors and lawyers.

We call on the DSS to immediately clarify the situation as to the status (dead or alive) of Hon Afolabi Akanni, representing Efon Constituency by producing him physically for all Nigerians, particularly his immediate family to see.

While we are waiting for the DSS, we urge every resident of Ekiti State, particularly the people of his immediate Constituency in Efon to remain calm.

Thank you.
Hon. Lanre Ogunsuyi,
Commissioner for Information, Youths
and Sports Development

 

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