BEING THE FULL TEXT OF EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
Gentlemen of the Press,
Information reaching us indicates that one of the abducted members of
the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Afolabi Akanni has died in the
custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
It will be recalled that the honourable member has been unlawfully
incarcerated in DSS custody sinceMarch 4, 2016. A court order
directing his release since March 11, 2016 was ignored by the DSS.
Significantly, since his illegal detention, he has been held
incommunicado without access to his family members, doctors and
We call on the DSS to immediately clarify the situation as to the
status (dead or alive) of Hon Afolabi Akanni, representing Efon
Constituency by producing him physically for all Nigerians,
particularly his immediate family to see.
While we are waiting for the DSS, we urge every resident of Ekiti
State, particularly the people of his immediate Constituency in Efon
to remain calm.
Hon. Lanre Ogunsuyi,
Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports Development.
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