Fayose instigated my arrest , says Iyaloja

By 12:21 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 Comments


The Iyaloja of Ado Ekiti , Chief Waye Oso was

yesterday detained at the police headquarters in

controversial circumstances.

The market leader who spoke on telephone from

police detention at about 8 . 30 pm claimed that she

was detained on the orders of Governor Ayo Fayose .

Mrs. Oso said she was told to produce over N 93

million purportedly raked in from the shops allocated

to market women by the Kayode Fayemi

administration .

According to her , she did not collect any money from

the Fayemi administration on the land and the shops

allocated . She wondered where the Fayose

government ‘ manufactured ’ the N 93 million figure

from .

The Iyaloja said she was picked up at her residence

in Ekute , Ado Ekiti by about 40 policemen who laid a

siege to her house .

Mrs. Oso said she knows nothing about the N 93

million claims by the government and she never

embezzled any money .

She recalled that Fayose arrested and detained her

twice during his first term in office and the bus

donated to the market women was forcibly taken

away from her on the streets .

She said : “ It was Fayemi that approached Oodua

Investment to give us the land at Textile area to open

up the place as an alternative market when he

( Fayemi ) said he wanted to demolish the main

market but the market women advised him against

such and he agreed .

“ Fayemi facilitated the arrangement with Oodua

Group and promised to give the documents to me

( Iyaloja) and work was ongoing before the

governorship election which he lost .

“ Oodua agreed and we pay N 3 , 000 per shop yearly

but Fayose ’ s government came and asked us to be

paying N 10 , 000 per square metre.

“ After fire gutted the main market (Oja Oba ) , Fayose

promised to demolish it and build a new one and

order that we move to the Awedele ( Textile ) market .

We contributed money and was working on the place

when government agents ordered us to stop work

and obtain form .

“ We were shocked as to what forms to obtain again

on a land Fayemi gave to us free of charge.

“ I want you to remember that he (Fayose ) arrested

and detained me two times during his last

administration and the bus donated to our

association by Governor Adebayo was taken away on

the streets .

“ It is very shocking that I am being humiliated like

this because I have never heard of any part of Yoruba

land where an Iyaloja is given this unfair treatment

and I have contacted my lawyer , Otunba Bisi

Egbeyemi on the development ”.

But Governor Fayose , through his Chief Press

Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi denied the allegation.

He said : “ The issue had nothing to do with the

governor ; it was the police that arrested her for

alleged fraud . The Commissioner of Police should be

called to respond to her allegation .

Police spokesman Alberto Adeyemi could not be

reached for comments as he did not pick his calls .


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