DSS Grills Suspended Ogun Council Chairman, Wale Adedayo

The Department of State Services (DSS) has grilled the suspended Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area, Wale Adedayo.

Naija News reported that Adedayo had accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State of diverting statutory Federal Allocation due to the state’s Local Governments in the last two years.

Adedayo also petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), demanding the investigation of the governor over the alleged mismanagement of local government funds.

Also, the Association of Local Government Chairman (ALGON) in Ogun appealed to the governor to forgive the embattled council chairman and release the local government allocation.

However, Abiodun denied the allegation, and Adedayo was subsequently suspended by councillors for alleged abuse of public office.

But in a chat with Daily Trust on Friday, Adedayo said DSS invited him, and he honoured the invitation of the secret police, adding that he would appear before the State House of Assembly over the matter.

Assembly Bars Journalists

Meanwhile, the assembly has barred journalists from covering the probe of alleged diversion of Local government funds.

The Assembly had directed the state Accountant General, Babatunde Aregbesola and all members of the State Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) to appear before it on Friday.

Following Adedayo’s letter, the Speaker of the Assembly summoned the state Accountant General and JAAC members to provide the House explanation on how LG funds have been expended in the State.

When journalists arrived at the Assembly on Friday, security operatives at the gate of the Assembly prevented journalists from gaining access to the Assembly complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

A member of the Assembly who spoke on the condition of anonymity said an order came from above not to allow journalists into the Assembly.

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