By Nicholas Ojo
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The suspended Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, Hon. Wale Adedayo, detained since last Friday by the Department of State Security Services has been released.
The secret police detained Mr. Adedayo in Abeokuta last week Friday,September 1, 2023, few days after he accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting the funds of local governments in the state.
Mr Adedayo made the allegation against the governor in a letter he wrote to a former governor of the state, Segun Osoba, and repeated in petitions to two federal anti-graft agencies.
He has since been suspended from office by the legislative council of his local government for alleged financial maladministration before honouring the invitation of the SSS last Friday.
However, Adedayo, who spoke with journalists in Abeokuta shortly after he was released, disclosed that he was summoned by the DSS based on a petition written against him that he was making inciting comments that could jeopardize public peace.
The suspended LG boss, said he had told the DSS that he had never uttered any inciting comments other than his allegation of local governments getting zero allocation from the state government in the last two years.
He said he remained unshaken over his travels so far and that he would definitely challenge what he called his illegal suspension from office last week Thursday.
Adedayo disclosed that the letter written to report Governor Dapo Abiodun to the former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, was with the support of other chairmen in the state but he was surprised they could all back out of the struggle which is to primarily ensure good governance at the grassroots.