Clampdown in Osun: Soldiers, Security Agents Arrest Top APC Leaders
Osun Election: Security Forces Arrest, Release Top APC Leaders
Some top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were arrested by the security forces in Osun state in the midnight of Friday.
Top amongst those arrested were the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and that of the State Secretary of APC, Prince Gboyega Famoodun, who were both arrested from their homes by armed soldiers.
The soldiers and other security agents also invaded the GRA home of Senator Bayo Salami at the wee hours of the night as well as that of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke.
The entrance gate of Salami’s house was forced open by the hooded security agents who fired sporadically to gain entrance into the sprawling compound to arrest him.
Also under arrest by armed soldiers and hooded security agents from their homes on Friday night were the State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Sikiru Adetona Ayedun; the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr. Wale Adedoyin; the Executive Secretary of Osogbo Local Government, Mr. Isiaka Faramade; the House of Assembly member representing Obokun and Ilesa State Constituencies, Hon. Femi Fafiyebi; as well as Folarin Fafowora.
APC agents in Ifelodun and Ede South Local Governments were also being arrested at the time of distribution of election materials by officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were excluded.
The Ede South Local Government chairman of APC, Alhaji Surajudeed Opalola, was also arrested by the security agents, who were led by the Youth Leader of PDP in the council.
Also arrested and whisked to the office of the State Security Service was Mr. Sunday Dare, a communication expert.
Although no reason was given for their arrest, it was learnt that all the APC leaders arrested were later released by the security agents.
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