Afolabi Akanni Freed Ekiti lawmaker returns to state amid rousing welcome (PHOTOS)

The lawmaker arrived Ekiti on Thursday, March 24, amid rousing welcome from the people of the state and Governor Ayodele Fayose.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ekiti State House of Assembly member, Honourable Afolabi Akanni, who was in custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) for 18 days has returned to the state.

Akanni was released on Wednesday, March 23, and hospitalised at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja following his claimed deteriorated health condition.

The lawmaker arrived Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Thursday, March 24, amid rousing welcome by the people of the state and Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The Ekiti State House of assembly has however demanded an unreserved apology from the DSS and indicated plans to sue the Service and the Federal Government for 'unlawfully' detaining its member.

Akanni was arrested by the DSS on March 4, 2016, for alleged security breach, and was detained at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja until yesterday.

READ: Ekiti Assembly to sue DSS, FG over lawmaker's 'unlawful' detention

According to the Ekiti State Government, he was denied access to his lawyer and family. The Government therefore rumoured that Akanni had died in DSS custody.

Following viral media reports about the lawmaker's "death," the DSS was however forced to present Akanni to newsmen alive to dispel the death rumour.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.