Comments Off on “What else do they want from me?” former CoS Edo State Taiwo Akerele cries out
Spread the love
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Edo State on Sunday evening sealed off the private residence of the former Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki Taiwo Akerele who resigned his appointment the day before.
The DSS also made several arrests within the premises located at off First Ugbor road, Benin City.
It was gathered the DSS operatives arrived Akerele’s residence around 5pm in an 18-seater bus and three other vehicles of Operation Wabaizigan.
A security detail to Obaseki had earlier called Olowojoba to come to Government House, Benin to remove Akerele’s personal belongings so that his successor can take over properly.
Akerele recounting his ordeal said:
“They cordoned off my street, arrested all my personal staff, my security and they took away all my children’s birth certificates.
“They were chasing me up and down. They sealed my house. My life is under threat.
“I said I have resigned and that I share Governor Godwin Obaseki’s vision. I am still Edo State Governor’s political son. What else do they want from me?”
Akerele has since been replaced by Ethan Osazee Uzamere, whose appointment is with immediate effect.
Uzamere is the son of former Senator Ehigie Uzamere who represented Edo South Senatorial District between 2007 and 2011, he is 38 years old.
Akerele resigned on Saturday morning, alleging the Governor was sidelining him in running the state.