A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Afolabi Akanni, who was arrested by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) recently, has alleged that he was arrested to implicate Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Akanni, who arrived in Ekiti in the company of Governor Fayose, promised that his incarceration would further reinforce his loyalty to the governor.
Akanni representing Efon constituency was arrested on March 4 by DSS and had since been detained in Abuja until he was released on Tuesday after spending 18 days in the custody.
Another arrested state official and ex-special assistant on revenue to the governor, Mr Ropo Ogunjobi, was also in the state with Fayose.
Fayose, came in company of the two ex-detainees aboard a chopper marked 5N-BRL at about 3.38pm and landed at Christ’s School playing grounding Ado-Ekiti, where they were welcomed by mammoth crowd, comprising members of the House of assembly, led by the Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole.
Akanni, while addressing the crowd said his arrest and detention had further fortified his loyalty for Fayose, describing the governor as a reliable leader.
“What manner of democracy are we practising? How can the DSS invade a House of Assembly and arrest a lawmaker with the intention to impeaching a governor? They even came without a warrant of arrest. Is this democracy?