Ogun Assembly asks DSS to release detained member

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Member of Ogun House of Assembly Damilare Bello

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The Ogun state lawmakers has passed a resolution seeking release of its detained member Muhammed Bello out of the detention of Department of State Security (DSS).

Bello who is representing the Sagamu1 state constituency was arrested and detained by DSS in relation to a cult clash in the local government which claimed over twenty lives.

But the lawmakers in their resolution called for the release of the detained lawmaker, pending the conclusion of the investigation, so as not to allow his constituents suffer absence of representation.

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The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Leader, Lukman Adeleye and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote at a plenary presided over by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Earlier in their submissions, the members called for bail of the detained lawmaker, explaining that the security agency could continue with their investigation while not depriving the lawmaker of his constitutional duty of representing his constituency.

They noted that since whatever he was alleged was bailable; administrative bail could be granted the lawmaker to allow him to continue to represent his constituency pending the conclusion of the investigation rather than allowing him to remain in custody for over two weeks.

In another development, the State Rural and Semi-Urban Integration and Development Bill, 2023 scaled first reading on the floor of the House as the Clerk/Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo took the long title of the bill before the State lawmakers.

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