The DSS Spokesperson has been speaking on the arrest of the APC
National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, during the governorship
election in Osun state.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise
Daily, Miss Ogar explained that Mr Mohammed had no business in
Osogbo, the Osun state capital, on an election day and that he was
arrested for wandering.
“As per my last account, I think Alhaji Lai Mohammed is from
Kwara State. That’s not to say he has no rights, there’s freedom of
association and all that, but we know about the time he was picked
up, it was a few minutes to 12AM in the morning.
“With all due respect and intent, was he supposed to be roaming
about the streets when he knows that security was on alert?
“He talked about being thrown into a black bus. Let me tell you
truth, you know when Nigerians find themselves in a free
environment, they talk in such a manner that you will take them as
champions, like they can wrestle the lion with their bare hands.
“When he was taken to the office, I am told, he was totally
disoriented because of fear and could not even utter a word.
“He said that they told him to enter a bus and he refused, nothing
like that actually happened and he wasn’t kept for two hours. I
think the highest he spent within our premises was 45 minutes.
“It was the Director that graciously asked the senior officer to take
him because he was just asking ‘where am I? What am I doing
“If he wasn’t physically conscious of where he was and what he
was doing, what was he doing outside?” Miss Ogar said.
Miss Ogar was reacting to an earlier Channels Television interview
with Mr Lai Mohammed, during which the APC Spokesman accused
the DSS of being biased during the Osun State governorship