Police Take PDP Leader To Court Over False PVC Buying Claim... and this happened

An Osogbo High Court has ordered the police to release a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Fatai Oyedele Diekola and two others from detention.

The order was given by Justice A.O Ayoola on Wednesday following an application filed on behalf of Diekola; Sikiru Lawal and Segun Adekilekun.

A certified true copy of the order was made available to journalists in Osogbo on Wednesday by a former Commissioner of Information, Mr Sunday Akere, who is Diekola’s friend.

Recall that Diekola was arrested for allegedly buying PVCs im Osogbo.

But the state Police spokesperson Folasade Odoro who spoke after his arrest had said detectives were only investigating claims that Fatai Diekola was caught while trying to purchase PVCs from residents in Alekuwodo, a packed neighbourhood in Osogbo, the state capital.

“If he was caught with PVCs, at the conclusion of investigation, a statement will definitely be issued,” Ms Odoro, a police superintendent, told Premium Times on Wednesday morning.

She, however, said Mr Diekola’s mission at the location he was arrested was being investigated, especially claims that he was trying to buy PVCs from residents around the area prior to being mobbed.

“Something must have brought about the fracas that happened, after conclusion of investigation we will know the reason,” the spokesperson added.