DSS invites Adeleke’s spokesman over alleged fake news against Oyetola


There was a disturbance in Osun State at the weekend after the spokesperson of Governor Ademola Adeleke, Olawale Rasheed, was invited for a probe by the Department of State Service.

He was invited for allegedly sponsoring fake news against Femi, son of Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.

It was gathered that an Abuja-based blogger published a news report, claiming that Femi is extorting Directors of the Ministry of Marine.

Consequently, the blogger was arrested by operatives of DSS and she reportedly confessed that Rasheed sponsored the report.

However, Rasheed, in a statement, denied giving any report to an online publisher on Oyetola’s son.

The Governor’s spokesman has filed an originating summon for the enforcement of his rights before a Federal High Court, Osogbo, against DSS and Femi Oyetola.

In an originating summon, dated March 22, 2024, Rasheed is seeking the leave of the court to enforce his fundamental human rights under Sections 35, 39, 40, 41and 46 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

The suit, registered as FHC/OS/CS/89/2024 has as defendants the State Security Service, Director General of the State Security Service, Osun State Director of the State Security and Femi Oyetola even as Rasheed alleged that the fourth defendant in connivance with some APC politicians in Osun were instigating the 1st-3rd defendants to effect his arrest maliciously.

The spokesperson asked the court to grant his reliefs so as not allow the defendants to collaborate at trampling upon his rights or get at him unjustifiably.