Members of the Osun State command on Thursday disrupted a prayer session organized by the sae’s leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)
The party had organized the prayer session as its own contribution o seek he face of God for Nigeria in distress
The plain clothed police officers, it was gathered stormed the Ajegunle venue of the programme in Oshogbo, at about 11: 30am and whisked away the Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Elder Femi Awe while holding a prayer session for the party.
Awe in the company of some party executive members was taken into Dugbe Divisional headquarters and returned to the venue after about 10 minutes inside the police station in a black unregistered Lexus vehicle.
Speaking with journalists after the acting chairman was taken away, the Acting Secretary, Azeez Musbau blasted he police for their action, insisting ha there was need for the arrest.
“We actually don’t know why Elder Awe was taken away. Before the prayer event, we wrote to the State Commissioner of Police, the State Director of DSS and the state Commandant intimating them of the programme.
“Immediately we started the programme, some policemen from the DPO came and we explained that we have written to inform the command. Later when the programme is almost rounded up, another set of policemen came in plain clothes saying the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode wants to meet the chairman.
“They claimed the CP said he was not aware of the programme, despite showing them an acknowledged copy of the letter submitted to them. The chairman had to follow them before the end of the event after our plea to allow us to get through with it failed”, he said.
Musbau said the prayer was organised to pray against rising insecurity in the country, the state and for unity within the party’s rank.