DSS Arrest Lawmaker-Elect for Allegedly Masterminded Sagamu Banks Destruction

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DSS Arrest Lawmaker-Elect for Allegedly Masterminded Sagamu Banks Destruction

A member of the People’s Democratic Party, Damilare Bello is said to have orchestrated the Sagamu unrest that destroyed several banks during protests over the naira shortage.

A lawmaker-elect for the Ogun State House of Assembly has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Journalists gathered that the suspect had declined several invitations from his DSS.

Bello, commonly known as Dre, was said to have been on the run since the incident at Sagamu. However, he showed up for Saturday’s election.

DSS sources confirmed that Bello was arrested on Wednesday to newsmen.

The source said,

“Preliminary investigation has commenced and the suspect may be prosecuted for crime relating to arson and disturbing of public peace, amongst others upon conclusion of investigation.

“The arrest is not politically motivated as it was being reported.”

However, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, has reportedly visited the DSS office.

The source said that the PDP had sent three different delegations, led by its chairman, Sikirulah Ogundele, and other chieftains over the matter.

The source said,

“Adebutu himself visited the command today, (Wednesday), with a view to mending fences with the service and as well clear the past misconceptions about the office and realised that the service is a credible institution that must be reckoned with.”

Adebutu’s media aide, Afolabi Orekoya, confirmed that his principal was at the DSS office.


cc: Punch Ng

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