A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Coalition for Change and Good Governance, has called for the immediate release or prosecution of four All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts arrested in the run-up to the March 28, 2015 presidential election in Lagos State.
A statement signed by the coordinator of the group, Rasaq Olasunkanmi, and made available to our correspondent, stated that Ismail Abiodun, Sakiru Abiola, Olalekan Akin Taiwo and Yemi were arrested about three days to March 28 election and were still being detained at the State Security Service (SSS) office, at Shangisha, Lagos.
Olasunkanmi stated that more than a week after the completion of the exercise, the APC stalwarts have neither been released nor charged before any court for any offence, even as they were denied access to their family members.
“By this token and in the spirit of national healing, we call on the security agents that arrested some APC members in Bariga area of Somolu Local Government last week Wednesday, during the build up to the March 28 election, to release them immediately.
“We also call on the President to prevail on the State Security Services (SSS) to effect the release of these people immediately as their only offence is choosing to support a particular candida te. We implore the leadership of APC not to abandon these people to their fate but engage the relevant agencies to facilitate their freedom. “Their continued detention has put their families in psychological and emotional turmoil.