Police pick up Adedayo again over petition allegedly from Ogun government - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Police pick up Adedayo again over petition allegedly from Ogun government

Gov Dapo Abiodun       Hon Wale Adedayo 

The imeapcehed Chairman of Ijebu East Local government, Wale Adedayo, has reportedly been arrested at his residence in Ijebu Ife by officers from the Ogun State Police command, Eleweran, Abeokuta allegedly on a petition by the State Government.

Adedayo confirmed this on his Facebook page saying  "Sof man is being taken to Ogun State Police CID at Eleweran, Abeokuta. They claim the State Government wrote a petition against me. If it is death, I follow the path of the Patriarchs. Ase di owo Olodumare!".

Adedayo, who was first suspended and later impeached by some of the local government lawmakers, has accussed Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State of diverting funds and interventions meant for local governments in the state in the last three years.

The Ijebu Ife born trained journalist and politician had been having running battle with the state government since he alleged that Gov Dapo Abiodun of diverting funds meant to develop the 20 local governments in the state to the tune of N10.8bn.

Mrs Kafayat Adedayo, Wife of the  former LG boss confirmed the arrest.

She explained that her husband was arrested by officers numbering about 10 from the state police command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

"They came on Monday afternoon in a Mistubishi car to effect his arrest. About four of them were in uniform, while others were in mufti.

"The police operatives said they were acting on instruction based on a petition filed against him by the state government.

"He was accosted to Abeokuta by the police," she said.

When contacted , the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu, confirmed Adedayo's arrest.

Adedayo was impeached less than two weeks ago after he had earlier been suspended following the allegation against the governor

The former Chairman was also invited and detained by the Ogun State Command of the Department of the State Services, DSS, on the same allegation, for some days before he was released.

Adedayo had in a latter written to a former governor of Ogun State and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Olusegun Osoba, alleged that the local governments in the state were running on zero allocation.

He also petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC

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