Osun Poll: Detained PDP Leader, Diekola’s Doctor Seized By The Police In Osogbo

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The Oasis Reporters

September 26, 2018

An Osogbo High Court has ordered the release of Alh. Fatai Diekola.
Adeleke Condemns Arrest Of Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji

The Adeleke Campaign Organisation has alerted both national and the international community that “the expected clampdown on Osun PDP leaders has commenced with the arrest this morning of the chairman of the PDP Publicity Committee in Osun state, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji.”

In a news release, the Adeleke Campaign Organisation describes Dr Oladimeji as a “reputable medical doctor who had gone to conduct a medical check on Alhaji Fatai Diekola, detained by the Nigerian Police on trumped up charges in the past three days.”

“After the medical examination, Oladimeji made to leave but police personnel stopped him and declared that the police service has instructions to arrest him.

He has since been detained without any access.

The arrest this morning marks a continuation of the ongoing clampdown on PDP leaders ahead of tomorrow’s, September 27, 2018 supplementary poll.”

“We alert the local and the international community to the ongoing attacks and arrest of PDP leaders, thereby putting democracy under threat.

We demand the immediate release of all detained PDP leaders. It is unconstitutional and immoral for security agencies to become tools of political persecution,” concluding the statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, Director, Media and Publicity of the Adeleke Campaign Organisation.

 

In a related development however, an Osogbo High Court, has ordered the immediate release of the People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Alh. Fatai Diekola and two others who were illegally arrested on Monday.

Justice A. O. Ayoola on Wednesday, in a motion ex parte, restrained the respondent, Osun State Commissioner of Police from detaining the trio further, noting that it is an infringement upon the plaintiffs’ fundamental human rights.

“I hereby order the release of the  1st to 3rd applicants from detention at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Osogbo pending the determination of the application for the enforcement of their fundamental rights.

“The defendant is hereby restricted from further detention of the applicants pending the determination of the notice.

“The applicants to serve the motion on Notice on defendant within five days,” the judge said.

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