Naira crisis: DSS arrests lawmaker-elect over Sagamu mayhem


A lawmaker-elect for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Bello, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services.

Bello, a Peoples Democratic Party member, was alleged to have masterminded the Sagamu mayhem that left several banks vandalised during the scarcity .

Our correspondent gathered that the suspects had spurned several invitations by the DSS.

Bello, popularly known as Dre, was said to have been on the run since the incident happened but surfaced for Saturday .

A source at the DSS confirmed Bello's arrest to our correspondent on Wednesday.

The source said, “Preliminary investigation has commenced and the suspect may be prosecuted for crime relating to arson and disturbing of public peace, amongst others upon conclusion of investigation.

“The arrest is not politically motivated as it was being reported.”

However, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, has reprotedly visited the DSS office.

The source told our correspondent that the had sent three different delegations, led by its chairman, Sikirulah Ogundele, and other chieftains over the matter.

The source said, “Adebutu himself visited the command today, (Wednesday), with a view to mending fences with the service and as well clear the past misconceptions about the office and realised that the service is a credible institution that must be reckoned with.”

Adebutu's media aide, Afolabi Orekoya, confirmed to our correspondent that his principal was at the DSS office.

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