Ekiti 2018: DSS arrests heads of public institutions for buying PVCs from civil servants

Moyo Sode, Ado, Ekiti

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday swooped on a popular secondary school in Ado-Ekiti, Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School and arrested some officials forcefully collecting Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from teachers.

The DSS men who were believed to be acting on a tip-off stormed the school around 9.00 am and arrested two officials who were collecting PVCs from the teachers.

The Principal, Mr. Sunmonu Olaoye, did not make himself available throughout the time the DSS operatives were in the school.

Our correspondent gathered the security men arrested one Mrs Olagbemi, Secretary to the Principal and one Mrs. Ogunrinde, office assistant to the principal.

The arrests were made after the security agency had launched a two-day manhunt for politicians and their agents who were collecting PVCs from civil servants, teachers and other eligible voters.

The police spokesman Caleb Ikechukwu said he has not been informed on the arrest. He promised to get back to our reporter when briefed on the matter.

Meanwhile, a teacher at Aaye Oja Grammar School in Moba Local Government has been summoned by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) for allegedy refusing to submit her PVC.

The woman (name withheld) was invited to face a panel on why she reportedly refused to submit her PVC as directed by the TSC authorities.

The letter summoning her to face panel ordered her to appear at TSC Chairman’s Office at 9.00 am on Tuesday.

The letter reads: “I am directed by Chairman, TSC to invite you for a chat tomorrow, 3rd July, 2018 at Chairman’s Office by 9.00 am. “Kindly treat as urgent please.”

The letter was signed by one Akande J. on behalf of the TSC Chairman.

Following this arrest, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose cried out alleging that the arrest must have been carried out by the opposition.