Afolabi Akanni not dead!
This is the latest report on Ekiti state lawmaker, Afolabi Akanni, who was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since March. There have been strong rumours that Akanni had died in DSS custody.To debunk the rumour, DSS presented the lawmaker before journalists in Abuja on Thursday March 17.
to journalists, Abdullahi Garba of the DSS, said that Akanni was arrested for some serious breaches bordering on state security. “You may have been aware of the recent situation in Ekiti state in which the DSS was accused of abducting the state assembly legislators,” he said.“ The fact is that one of the members of the assembly Hon Akanni Afolabi was duly
invited by the service over some serious breaches bordering on state security, and for which he has some explanations to make. These breaches fall under the purview of the DSS to investigate. This press conference has become necessary in order to debunk a rumour which is being dangerously spread in Ekiti state by some mischief makers to the effect that Afolabi has died in custody. Nigerians and Ekiti people in particular are convinced to see that Afolabi is hale and hearty as he is being presented to the press today.
Akanni, who was presented to journalist at the DSS headquarters in Abuja said, “I’m not dead. I’m alive, but I’m sick. I have malaria. I have done a test.”
The DSS claimed Akanni was arrested in relation to issues bordering on the originality of his secondary school certificate and the blockage of Efon Alaaye -Itawure Road, which led to the death of one Modupe Karimu, aka Eleyele, during an alleged attempt to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose by the state lawmakers.