Lagos Lawyer, Ebun-Oluwa Adegboruwa has reacted to the “invitation” and subsequent detention of former Lagos State PDP gubernatorial aspirant and businessman, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi.
Mr Gbadamosi who was on Tuesday verbally invited by the officials of the Department of State Service was present at the Lagos Office of the operatives today, only to be whisked to an unknown location.
Recall that the politician who belonged to the opposition People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday revealed that he was going to pack his bag for at least a day, just in case the operatives decided to add him to the exclusive list of detainees who consist of mainly voices against the government.
As a result of this development, the current location and situation of Mr Gbadamosi is unknown to both his family members and his team of lawyers.
See Adegboruwa’s reaction below….
THE ARBITRARY ARREST AND DETENTION OF BABATUNDE GBADAMOSI BY THE DSS IS CONDEMNABLE
I was informed late on February 22, 2017, that operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, have arrested one of the vocal critics of the Buhari administration, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi and they have now whisked him to an unknown destination. Members of his family and his lawyers were all denied access to accompany him. Those who arrested him have so far not disclosed their identities or their ultimate destination.
It is disheartening now that the DSS has become like a Gestapo organisation, now being deploy by the State to harass citizens and opponents of government. The Constitution has granted a right to personal liberty to every citizen, which right can only be breached upon reasonable suspicion that a criminal offence has been committed and if this is the case, the suspect must be released on bail, or charged to court within 24 hours of arrest, if it is not a capital offence.
My concern now is that Mr. Gbadamosi is being denied access to his family and his lawyers and he is being taken to an unknown destination. Accordingly, we will hold the government responsible for the welfare and state of health of Mr. Gbadamosi whilst he is in the custody of the DSS.
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Esq.,