The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked the Lagos State Police Command to transfer the 49 arrested 49 Yoruba nation’s protesters to its custody in Abuja.
ArewaMH had earlier reported that the Lagos Police Command had on Sunday paraded 49 suspects arrested at the Yoruba nation rally, held in the Ojota area of the state.
The Police said the suspects were arrested for violating the ban that no rally or gathering should hold in the state.
It also revealed that the suspects will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and prosecution.
But a senior DSS official, who asked not to be named, disclosed to Daily Trust that the secret police have concluded plans to have them sent to Abuja.
He said: “You know Igboho’s group is among the groups who organised that rally. So, some of his boys may be among those arrested. It’s not out of place if the service widens its investigation by bringing those suspects to the headquarters.”
According to another official, the police and the DSS are working together to ensure that secessionists in any zone have no room to destabilise Nigeria.
He said: “The security agents won’t allow destabilisation of this country under whatever any guise. We’re working in synergy to ensure that whoever plans to destabilise or break law and order of the country, are dealt with.”