Osun: Supporters Protest Arrest Of Anti-Aregbesola Politician
Diekola, who is no longer in good terms with Governor Rauf Aregbesola, had some months ago vowed to send the governor back to Lagos State after the expiration of his tenure in 2018.
The politician was said to have been invited about three weeks ago but he said he was ill and he went straight to the police headquarters on Monday afternoon after being discharged.
But as he was being driven to the police headquarters hundreds of his supporters trooped out and followed him, chanting solidarity songs.
Diekola was arrested alongside some of his supporters, who followed him to the police headquarters and he was arraigned immediately at the Magistrates’ Court.
There was a drama at the court as the politician, who was brought to court at about 3pm by heavily armed security personnel, was also followed to the court by a large crowd of his supporters.
After waiting for about one and a half hours in the courtroom, one of the court clerks revealed that the magistrate declined the arraignment.
Following this, the security personnel, who brought Diekola to court, whisked him back to the police headquarters.
Reacting, Aregbesola warned residents of the state against resorting to disruption of public peace.
The Commissioner for Information in the state, Adelani Baderinwa, gave the warning on behalf of the governor in a statement issued on Monday evening.