Wale Adedayo, the suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area, has been released by the Department of State Services (DSS).
BANKPAWA previously reported that Adedayo was arrested on Friday after accusing the Governor of Ogun State of diverting statutory resources designated for local governments in the state.
On Sunday, a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, recommended that Adedayo be released and that Governor Abiodun sue him for libel if he had been defamed.
The DSS released Adedayo less than 15 hours following Falana’s outburst.
A beleaguered Adedayo told reporters shortly after his release that he would appeal his suspension in court.
When asked why he was imprisoned, he stated that the DSS claimed he was detained due to “a letter from the governor that I was making inciting comments against the state government.”
He claimed he assured the DSS there was nothing like that.
“They said I was planning a protest, but I said I didn’t know anything about that, and I told them I had only done what my conscience told me to do, which I did with my other colleague chairmen despite the fact that they all ran back.” “In the letter I wrote to Chief Olusegun Osoba, my conscience was very clear,” he stated.