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Adeleke’s spokesperson drags DSS, Oyetola to court over threat to his fundamental rights

By admin Mar 23, 2024
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The spokesperson to Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Olawale Rasheed, has dragged the Department of State Services, DSS, and Femi Oyetola,
son of an ex-governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, who is now the Minister of Blue Economy, before an Osogbo Federal High Court over threats to his fundamental hunan rights.

The DSS, Director General of the DSS, the Osun State Director of the DSS and Femi Oyetola, are listed as the respondents in the suit numbered FHC/OS/CS/89/2024.

Olawale is asking the court to restrain the security operatives, either personally or through any of their agents or representatives, from inviting him, arresting him or threatening his rights to liberty, freedom of movement, freedom of expression and freedom of association in any manner on the malicious instigation of Femi Oyetola.

According to Olawale, Femi Oyetola is acting the script of some faceless and mischievous politicians who are collaborating to settle political scores against him.

In the suit filed on 22nd March, 2024, Olawale said Femi Oyetola is bitter over his father’s defeat in the last Osun governorship election.

He added that, as the spokesperson of the incumbent Governor of Osun State who upstaged Femi Oyetola’s father, he (Olawale) is being maliciously hunted by members of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in active collaboration with security agents, to trample upon his fundamental rights.

Olawale deposed to the fact that he is not in anyway a threat to the internal peace and security of Nigeria or any part thereof, to warrant security agents to invite him.

He informed the court that the move by the collaborators is in a bid to play the cards of the opposition APC who are planning to have him illegally arrested and unlawfully detained so as to subdue him or undermine his fundamental rights to liberty, freedom of movement, expression and association which he is entitled to at all times since he has not committed any offense.

He submitted in the court documents that by virtue of section 46 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as altered, he needs not wait till his rights are trampled upon before approaching the court.

In Olawale’s opinion, Femi Oyetola’s moves against him is in connivance with the unsettled opposition, APC, who are troubled by the daily exposure of their bad governance, unpalatable and unprogressive deeds which they meted out to Osun people while former governor Oyetola was in power.

The plaintiff further pointed out that the agents of the opposition APC have already bombarded the media with the news of his invitation/arrest by the DSS, and that they (APC) have started rejoicing that the spokesperson to Governor Adeleke is already in the net or will be in the net of the security agents and they will ensure they pressurize the security agents not to release but punish him unjustly having not committed any offence.

“This is a pointed indication that the invitation is tainted with malice and witch hunt of the opposition APC with the sole goal of settling political scores with prominent aides and members of Governor Adeleke’s Team,” Olawale observed.

Olawale therefore entreated the court to stop the respondents from trampling upon his rights or get at him unjustifiably.

DAILY POST gathered that Olawale has also dispatched his legal team to represent him at the DSS Headquarters, which is within his rights as a citizen of Nigeria.

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