Ekiti Teachers Arrested by DSS Over PVCs

The Department of State Services (DSS), arrested some staff members of an Ekiti school for allegedly collecting Permanent Voters Cards from teachers.

The scene of the arrest was the Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School in Ado Ekiti, which was stormed around 9am by DSS operatives who took away staff members while the Principal was not around at the time.

According to Leadership, the security men arrested one Mrs Olagbemi, Secretary to the Principal and one Mrs. Ogunrinde, Office Assistant to the Principal.

This was in reaction to a tipoff of activities of Politicians who were allegedly collecting PVCs from civil servants ahead of the elections.

The principal of the school, Sunmonu Olaoye, speaking on the incident, narrated how the situation unfolded.

“The DSS operatives were in black uniforms and also wore black masks and headed for my office. I wasn’t in the office but I was within the premises to monitor ongoing third term examinations. Some of my staff members were in my office making photocopies of their documents including their PVCs.

“I allowed them to make use of the school’s facilities because I don’t want anything to disrupt the ongoing examinations. The DSS people just swooped on the teachers, seized their documents including their PVCs and took away two members of staff. They also locked up my office and denied us access to examination materials we were to give to our students.

“ I don’t know when making photocopies of documents including PVCs became an offence. One of the operatives even called my number saying I must report in their office within an hour or I would be treated as a common criminal. We have 123 teachers in the school and the people have resolved on who they will vote for during the poll regardless of intimidation and harassment.”

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