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​Shameful, Irresponsibile That DSS Is Now Leaking Nigerians Phone Conversations To Sahara Reporters – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the Department of State Service (DSS) of recording telephone conversations of Nigerians perceived as critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) government, editing the conversations and leaking same to Sahara Reporters, which has now become the official propaganda platform of the federal government.
Governor Fayose, who said he was not bothered by the new sinister antic of the federal government, added that; “Rather than sitting down and be monitoring peoples phones, the federal government should provide food for Nigerians and save the lives of those that are being killed in Southern Kaduna and other places.”
The governor, who reacted to his telephone conversation with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike that was published by Sahara Reporters today, through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said; “If the President and his hatchet men in the DSS, EFCC and other federal government agencies do not know what to do other than to record phone conversations of their perceived  political foes, they should just resign and save the country from this harrowing experience.” 
He said it was obviously that they were being threatened by the complimentary comments of notable Nigerians like Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and others about him because those comments negate the cabal’s evil intentions.  
The governor described the DSS recording telephone conversations of Nigerians and leaking them to Sahara Reporters to publish as the height of the political rascality, manipulation, oppression, suppression and irresponsibility by agents of the federal government that are trying so hard to cover up the crimes they perpetrated against the people of Rivers State. 
They should even go beyond taping of my lines and come to live with me in Ekiti government house so that they can do per seconds live recordings of whatever I say because in the year 2017, by the grace of God, I will still say more without apology,” he said. 
Governor Fayose said for the first time since democracy returned to the country in 1999, Nigerians were celebrating Christmas and new year with hunger and sufferings beyond measure.
Nigerians are asking for food on their tables, they want employments, they want security, not recording of people’s phone conversations and handing it to a road side online platform to publish.

“Unemployment and job loss are increasing at a very alarming rate while the electoral process is daily being bastardised.

“Rather than tackling hunger and the country’s economic woes, they have embarked on diversionary tactics with irrelevant stories of Governors Wike and Fayose’s phone conversations, governors who do not bear arms and have no control over any security apparatus,” the governor said. 
He said:  “I knew it before now that telephone conversations of prominent Nigerians, especially National Assembly members and opposition figures are being monitored, but I have remained unperturbed in my resolve to play my roles in rescuing Nigeria from the jaws of tyranny, which the present APC federal government represents.”
While maintaining that the APC led federal government do not respect the laws of the country, Governor Fayose said; “They know that what they are doing is illegal and clear contravention of Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which provides that; ‘The privacy of citizens, their homes, correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications is hereby guaranteed and protected.’ 

“However, because they are criminally minded and are running a tyrannical government, using the DSS, EFCC and other agencies, one is not surprised at the current development.  
He encourage Nigerians not to  keep silent in the face of this tyranny, saying; “it will get to everybody one day, some day.” 
He said; “Like I said before, their style has become so predictable. Whenever Nigerians cry of the pains and sufferings they are going through, they will come with flimsy stories like; “20 Chibok girls found,” “$1 billion found in Mr A, B or C bedroom,” “Boko Haram technically defeated,” “We have captured Sambisa forest,” “Governors Wike and Fayose’s phone conversations leaked,” etc just to divert attention.

“Regrettably, Governors Wike and Fayose that bear no arm remain their headache while their agents that bear arms like guns, armoured tanks and fighter jets etc, using them against Nigerians have not been called to question. 
“Going by the barrage of pains being inflicted on Nigerians by his cluelessness, if I will give the President a candid advise, I will tell him to resign because he has failed Nigerians, whose votes he obtained by deception. Under his watch, Dollar is now N500 to $1, their is unprecedented hunger in the land, Nigerians are being killed in Southern Kaduna and other places, “It is better for the President to resign because he appears not to have capacity for positivity.
“If all the presidents that ruled before Buhari had behaved like he is behaving now, he himself will be in jail.
“However, let me say it once again, I am one person who is not afraid of death or incarceration. I will keep telling Nigerians the truth, which obviously hurts Buhari and the cabal around him.

Court Reserves Judgment In Suit By Fayose’s Aide Till Tuesday

​Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama has reserved judgment in a fundamental rights suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by an aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Abiodun Agbele.

Agbele slammed a N500 million Naira suit against the EFCC challenging the legality of his detention without trial since June 27, 2016 by the anti-graft agency and the enforcement of his fundamental right to liberty in line with provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Agbele in the suit claimed that he has been in detention at the custody of the EFCC since June 27, this year in respect of an alleged N1.3 billion reportedly traced to Fayose’s personal account.

Agbele, in the court action instituted on his behalf by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and legal practitioner, Olalekan Ojo, prayed the court to award him a sum of N500 million as compensatory damages for his unlawful arrest and detention.
At the sitting of the court yesterday, Ozekhome informed the court that the matter before it is an application for the enforcement of Agbele’s fundamental rights dated and filed on July 11, 2016.

Ozekhome told the court that the applicant has presented a 33-paragraph affidavit and a 9-paragraph affidavit of urgency in support of the application. 

Citing amongst others, Sections 34(1), 36(1), 37, 44(1), 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution, Ozekhome urged the court to grant the application for the release Agbele in either self-recognizance or in liberal terms, as the offences are bailable.

He faulted the detention of his client for about three weeks, recalling that Agbele was earlier granted bail on stringent conditions that he was unable to meet. He told the court that the EFCC had asked for more time to investigate further and urged the court to not grant the request of the EFCC, citing on point of law, a Supreme Court judgment in Gani Fawehinmi vs. IGP, where the apex court held that arrests could only be made after investigations have been conducted.

Respondent Counsel, Andrew A. Akoja, in opposition to the application, said: “We are fortified by Exhibits: EFCC 09 and 12 which are orders made by a court in Nigeria. “We admit that a Magistrate Court is an inferior court to your lordship’s, but statutes have bestowed powers on the court to act as it has done in this case,” Akoja alleged that Agbele had been evasive when he was sought for cooperation and it took a special unit to track him down.On the issue of stringent bail conditions imposed on him, Akoja told the court that Agbele did not approach the court to seek variation of the bail conditions if he indeed claimed it was stringent, but proceeded to file a fundamental rights suit instead.

He said the second remand order acquired on July 13 in Lagos was a warrant of a court and therefore urged Justice Olukayode to hold that the Lagos Magistrate Court that granted the order, in its respect, would not have granted the order if the applicant had been innocent.He said: “Bail is at the discretion of a court. The same court that has the power to grant bail has the power to remand.”

Akoja insisted that Agbele would jump bail if granted, because a lot has passed through him.

While he repeated that the applicant is not innocent, Justice Adeniyi was quick to remind him that a person is innocent before the law until it is proven otherwise, more so as Agbele had not been charged with of any crime yet.

Akoja told the court that a remand order had been obtained by EFCC to make the arrest and detention legal and in due process of the law and therefore urged the court to dismiss the application for lacking merit, baseless and unwarranted.
Ozekhome in his response, said: “The last time I checked, the Nigerian criminal justice system is accusatorial and not the French model of inquisitorial, where guilt is assumed and innocence will need to be proven.”

Ozekhome concluded that it is impunity on the part of the respondent to have gone to another court to seek an order that may seem to have been done to render the court helpless. Justice Adeniyi, after taking the submissions of both parties, reserved judgment in the matter till next Tuesday, July 19.