The Department of State Services (DSS) has detained the suspended chairman of Ijebu-East Local Government Area, Wale Adedayo, following his allegations that Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun diverted statutory federal allocation due to the state’s local governments in the last two years.
Mr Adedayo arrived at the DSS facility close to the governor’s office at Oke-Imosan, Abeokuta, at about 11:45 am on Friday, following an invitation by the secret police, reports PUNCH.
Abiodun is also said to have met with Adedayo at the DSS facility.
“The DSS has detained Wale Adedayo just now. They asked us to leave, that they’re not ready to interrogate him yet,” a family source was quoted to have said.
Adedayo, in a letter written to former governor, Olusegun Osoba, on Sunday, alleged inter alia that over N10.8bn fund of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme was also diverted by the governor.
He also petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, urging the institution to investigate the allegations against the governor.
On Thursday morning, seven councillors of the local government led by their leader, Fasheyi Adesuji, from Itele Ward 7 announced Adedayo had been suspended for three months over what they described as “maladministration and financial mismanagement”.
The lawmakers listed about 15 financial infractions against the LG boss including using N8.2 million to procure 20 tables and chairs for the primary schools as well as misappropriation of N35 million among others.