The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Wale Adedayo, the suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area.
DAILY POST reported earlier that Adedayo was detained on Friday after he accused the Ogun State Governor of diverting statutory allocations meant for local governments in the state.
On Sunday, a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, asked the DSS to release Adedayo and requested Gov Abiodun sue him instead for libel if he had been defamed.
Less than 15 hours after Falana’s reaction, the DSS released Adedayo.
Addressing newsmen shortly after his release, a beleaguered Adedayo stated that he would challenge his suspension in court.
Asked about why he was detained, he said DSS claimed there was “a letter from the governor that I was making inciting comments against the state government.”
He said he had told the DSS that there was nothing like that.
“They said that I was planning a protest, but I said I don’t know anything about that, and I told them that I had only done what my conscience said I should, and this I did with my other colleague chairmen despite the fact that they all ran back. My conscience is very clear in the letter I wrote to Chief Olusegun Osoba,” he said.