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Ekiti lawmaker in DSS custody reported dead

17 March 2016, 16:08

Ado Ekiti - The Ekiti State government has said the state House of Assembly member, Afolabi Akanni, allegedly detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) has died in the custody of the security agency.

The state Commissioner for Information, Youth Sports and Culture, Lanre Ogunsuyi who made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday, said although the DSS had held him incommunicado since March 4, sources in the DSS has confirmed the death of the lawmaker.

Ogunsuyi said Akanni developed an ailment on Wednesday and died on Thursday morning. 

Also read: Ekiti lawmakers storm Abuja, demand release of members

He accused the DSS of denying Akanni access to his family and doctor 

The Commissioner said the state government was, however waiting for the DSS to confirm or deny the death of Akanni or produce him for his people to see. 

Those that addressed the conference include: The speaker of the assembly, Kola Oluwawole, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ajayi Owoseeni, Special Assistant on Communications to the governor, Lere Olayinka and Akanni’s lawyer, Barr Obafemi Adewale.

- News 24


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