Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has refuted a media report that he ordered the arrest and detention of a blogger, Ahmed Olamilekan, for an alleged publication against his person.
The punch had reported that Olamilekan, according to his lawyer, had spent 100 days in the custody of the Correctional Service, at the request of the governor.
Reacting, the governor’s chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin, claimed that the blogger’s arrest and detention had nothing to do with his boss.
Our correspondent learned, however, that the blogger was arrested by officials from the state’s Department of State Services following the report of the governor’s arrest abroad.
The blogger was reportedly arrested and detained by the DSS for the post accusing Abiodun of committing overseas fraud.
But, Somorin, in his statement, said, “Governor Abiodun holds human rights and the rule of law in high regard, adding that the governor would at no time act above the law.
“The case is already before the court, emphasizing that the governor who firmly believes in the concept of separation of powers, will never obstruct or influence the judicial process.
“We urge people to reject the blogger’s lawyer’s allegation as reported in the national newspaper.
“It is strictly a matter between the accused, the security agencies and the court.”
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