Ekiti Election: DSS Invades Ekiti In Gestapo Style

By Ikenga Chronicles July 4, 2018

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday invaded Olaoluwa Muslim Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, and arrested some officials.

The operatives were said to have acted on a tip-off that some ministry officials were collecting Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) from the teachers.

The principal of the school, Sunmonu Olaoye, disclosed that the operatives, who were masked, stormed the school in Gestapo-style and whisked away some teachers.

He said the arrested officials had since been clamped into detention.

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The principal said the DSS agents came in Hilux vehicles and harassed the people in a war-like mission. This is just as teachers in the state have vowed to vote for the candidate of their choice in the July 14 governorship poll, despite the intimidation and harassment from some quarters.

He said some staffers were in his office making photocopies of documents, including their PVCs, when the DSS invaded the school.

According to him: “I allowed them to make use of the school’s facilities because I don’t want anything to disrupt the ongoing examinations.

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“The DSS swooped on the teachers, seized their documents including their PVCs, and took away two members of staff. They also locked up my office and denied us access to examination materials for our students.”

He expressed concern that making photocopies of documents including PVCs had become an offence, and added that the DSS agents called him on his phone and threatened to treat him like a common criminal if he fails to report at their office within one hour.

Olaoye urged the DSS to release those arrested, including their voters’ cards, noting that they did not commit any offence to warrant their detention.

“We are in a democracy and people reserve the right to vote for the candidate of their choice. Harassing or intimidating people is not a democratic practice,” he added.

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