Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

Six members of Coalition for Revolution in Osun State were on Monday arrested by the security operatives while attempting to converge for a walk in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

Those arrested were reportedly picked up by a combined team of soldiers and operatives from Osun Command of Department of State Services.

According to Osogbo-based human rights lawyer, Alfred Adegoke, those arrested were later moved t the Criminal Investigation Department of the Osun State Police Command in Osogbo where they were detained.

Adegoke, who said those arrested were later released after his intervention, also alleged that two of the men were brutalised by the security men.

One of those arrested, Prince Adeyeye Adeyemi, said five other people had joined him at Ayetoro area for a walk when soldiers and DSS operatives swooped on them.

He said, “Michael Akande, Adediji Opeyemi, Akinyemi Morakinyo, Olakunle Moses and Adedoyin Temitope, who are members of Coalition for Revolution, had joined me for a walk in the Ayetoro area.

“We came out Monday morning for the exercise; we have not even commenced the walk when 14 trucks filled with soldiers and DSS operatives arrived at the scene. They just packed us into the vehicles and took us to the Dugbe police station.

“From there, we were taken to the SCID of the Osun Police Command. We were beaten and brutalised by the security men. We were later released after the intervention of our legal team, led by Barrister Alfred Adegoke. The security men did not tell us why we were arrested.”

Spokesperson for Osun police command, Yemisi Opalola could not be reached for comment, as calls to her line were not answered, while the reply to a text message sent to her was still being expected as of the time filing this report.


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