Release Ogun LG chairman, Falana tells DSS


Renowned human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called for the immediate release of Mr Wale Adedayo, the chairman of Ijebu East Local Government in Ogun State.

Adedayo was recently detained by the Department of State Services (DSS). Falana’s request was made in a statement released on Sunday.

The detention of Adedayo by the DSS came after he accused the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, of diverting federal allocation funds that were meant for the state’s local governments over the past two years.

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The allegations were made on Friday before his arrest.Falana, known for his tireless work in defending human rights, has now stepped in to advocate for Adedayo’s release.

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The statement released by Falana did not provide further details on the reasons behind the detention or any potential legal actions that may be taken.

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It was gathered that the DSS failed to interrogate Mr Adedayo who arrived at their facility close to the Governor’s office, Oke-Imosan, Abeokuta, at about 11:45 am on Friday, following an invitation by the secret police.


In his statement, Falana said, “Even though the Ogun State Government has denied the allegation of funds diversion, Governor Abiodun is advised to sue Mr Wale Adedayo for libel in the Ogun State High Court.”

Falana cited similar circumstances where past governors took people to court for libel.


Falana further added, “Having regard to the facts and circumstances of this particular case, I am compelled to request the Ogun State Command of the SSS to release Mr. Adedayo from custody forthwith.”





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