A younger man who’s currently undergoing his National Formative years Provider Corps (NYSC) programme in Ekiti Train, Olupona Olusegun Adewale has been arrested by operatives of the Department of Train Companies (DSS).
SaharaReporters gathered that Adewale was on March 24, 2022 arrested at a branch of Union Bank in Akure, Ondo voice.
It was learnt that the younger man has been denied obtain admission to to his attorneys and kinfolk by the DSS since his arrest.
Talking to SaharaReporters, human rights attorney, Tope Temokun accused the important thing police of disrespecting the corps member’s rights as if the agency is above the constitution of the land.
“In the early hour of the 24th of March 2022, a Corps Member, Olupona Olusegun Adewale, who’s resident in Akure, whereas watching his necessary one-year NYSC nationwide project at A.U.D Secondary college, Ikere, Ekiti voice, was arrested at the premises of the Union Bank Alagbaka Akure, by operatives of the “Train Safety Companies” the safety agency of Nigeria, created beneath the National Safety Agencies Act CAP. N74 L.F.N. 2004 and the statutorily identified as Train Safety Companies (SSS), but self-styled itself as the Department of Train Companies (DSS),” the attorney acknowledged.
“On the 25th of March 2022, upon being briefed by the family, B.C. Obilor Esq., a attorney from our chambers (Tope Temokun Chambers) visited the place of business of the DSS in Akure, with the kinfolk of Mr. Olupona to discover the put of dwelling off of his arrest, but they had been denied now not most efficient obtain admission to to him but furthermore the chance of gleaming the put of dwelling off of the arrest and detention of Mr. Olupona.
“On the 28th of March 2022, the detainee’s mother and B.C. Obilor Esq. from our chambers all over again visited the DSS place of business in Akure, to formally observe for bail for Mr. Olupona, however the officer in charge who refused to listing his name, refused this constitutional quiz for the detainee to be launched on bail, whereas silent refusing to listing the put of dwelling off of the arrest and detention of Mr. Olupona.
“The officer in charge of the case in the DSS place of business demanded that we write a letter to the director, asking for the director’s consent and approval, earlier than we would also have obtain admission to to request the detainee and in a swift response, by a letter signed and introduced dated 28th of March 2022, we made the acceptable formal quiz as directed, but till date, we failed to acquire consent nor the approval of the director for the counsel and the detainee’s mother to request him.
“We had been left with out a decision but to design the court docket to say this serial lawlessness of the important thing police, who have perennially indulged in carrying this defense force toga of disrespect to the rights of Nigerians from voice to voice as if they are above the constitution of the land.
“We’re now not unmindful of the truth that the DSS is answerable and guilty to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria most efficient. But they should silent know that the president is an employee and servant of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a firm owned constitutionally by the people, the Nigerian folks, whose rights and human dignity the DSS has been disrespecting and trampling underfoot. Neither the SSS nor the President is above the constitution.”