Hon. Prince Adedipe Dauda Ewe nla, CEO Adedas Development Foundation has described his 37 days in police detention as the hand-work of his political opponents, the philanthropist and business mogul, said he was wrongly and unlawful detained for the offence he did not committed. The the astute politician shared his unpalatable experience with your number one indigenous online media while chatting with us via phone after his released from police custody.
According to the easy going dude, he said, he presented himself to the Federal State Anti-Robbery Squad, Nigeria Police Force Lagos State Command,Ikeja, after he read it on the page of newspaper that he has been declared wanted by the police.
In his words ‘When I saw the publication on the page of newspaper, I presented myself at the Lagos police headquarters Ikeja to know what really went wrong, When I got there, Two out of the six suspects arrested said they did not know me, and made confessional statements that they were the brains behind the vandal. They said it categorically that I was not involved in the crime that occurred in Abule- Egba, but based on my political popularity and influence, they knew me one way or another and I did not denied them,. I was never part of the crime, because I’m a law abiding citizen”.
He continue ‘I was detained for being an opposition and very strong contender in the last election, I was only granted bail three-days to the election, my unlawful detain deprived me the opportunity to campaign and reach out to my people. My aspiration to contest and represent my people at Alimosho Constituency 01 at the Lagos Stat e House of Assembly died inside the police net.
The facts remains that during the interrogation, those vandal suspects made confessional statements that I was not involved in the crime in Abule Egba on December 18 2018.He added.”
He described his detention as politically undertone and motivated by his opponents, who were afraid of his popularity among his people in his constituency, they pally with the security agents to rope and soiled my hard earned name.
He failed to mention anyone’s name while asking him whether he suspected anybody as the tool behind his predicament. ‘I don’t want to mention any name, God has vindicated me, he will surely pay those behind my travail’.
Despite the fact two of the suspected petrol pipe line vandals denied knowing me, and other four said they knew him through my foundation’s benevolence but I was not involved in the vandalism as they confessed, but the former Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, still insisted that they should be lock me up inside cell for no reason.