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Fayose instigated my arrest , says Iyaloja

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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