As part of efforts to unravel those behind the recent cult killings In Sagamu area of Ogun State, the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, arrested the Chairman of Sagamu Local Government, Hon. Afolabi Odulate and the member of the Ogun State House of Assembly representing Sagamu 2 Constituency, Hon. Ademola Adeniran, otherwise known as Sapele.
DAILY POST gathered that both Odulate and Adeniran were grilled by the DSS at its Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office based on their alleged involvement in the cult clashes that claimed about 20 lives in Sagamu recently.
If it could be recalled that the DSS had earlier detained the lawmaker representing Sagamu 1 Constituency, Hon. Damilare Bello, over the same issue.
Though the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, said on Sunday that the cultists in Sagamu were neither students nor partisans, the DSS has continued to investigate members of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
However, our correspondent reliably gathered that while Hon Bello, who was arrested about six days aago,is still in DSS custody, Odulate and Sapele were released on Wednesday.
As a result, the PDP in Ogun State said the DSS and other security agencies have become a tool of witch-hunt by the APC and its government.
The PDP spokesman in Ogun, Akinloye Bankole, alleged that the DSS bowed to pressure in releasing Odulate and Adeniran, while keeping Bello in custody.
Bankole said the duo were released by the DSS “despite the fact that the chairman has been found to be connected with some of the cultists.”
Bankole said in a statement that, “For us, as a responsive and responsible political entity, we condemn, in very strong terms, and also frown at the haste at which the DSS has left the duo of Hon Odulate, in particular, off the hook while a very strong and vibrant opposition figure, Hon. Damilare Bello, “DRE”, the representative of Sagamu 1 State Constituency who was arrested before them, still languish in DSS facility.
“With the release of these APC top guns, it has become increasingly clear, even to the blind, that there is a concluded plot to cover up all details about the Saganu killings.
“How else does any discerning mind explain a situation when somebody who was found with absolutely nothing incriminating is left to rot in chains while notorious elements like Ogbeni Afolabi Odulate, with records of gun-running is allowed to go home because of his links with a ruling party?
“This is indeed a most tragic moment for the innocent members of Sagamu town and Ogun State in general.”