Published March 1, 2021
Ted Odogwu and Leke Baiyewu
Salihu Yakasai , the son of an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, is still in the custody of the Department of State Services .
Salihu was arrested by the DSS on Friday after he posted on social media that the All Progressives Government had fail Nigerians . He was transferred to Abuja .
He was also sacked by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State as his Special Adviser on Media .
The elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai , said on Sunday that a lawyer and Salihu ’s brother visited Abuja on Saturday and applied for permission at the DSS office to talk him , adding that they were not successful.
He said , “ They were advised to call today ( Sunday ); we are still waiting for an update from the security operatives , who have yet to contact us.
“ I appeal to the authorities to grant him ( Salihu ) access to his lawyer ; he is protected by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in freedom of expression . ”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives on Sunday , expressed concern over Salisu ’s arrest .
Leader of the caucus, Kingsley Chinda , in a statement , said it concern over the continuous breach and denigration of democratic ethos and the constitution the country .
Chinda said the PDP caucus “ is proud of and salutes the stance , uncommon boldness , courage and statesmanship shown by Mr Yakassai and a few other Nigerians for standing firm to say the truth .”
He said , “ We , hereby , call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to pay particular attention to the message delivered by Mr Yakassai and other well meaning Nigerians , rather than focus on the messenger . For how long will he continue to fiddle while the country burns ?
“ Consequently , we call on the DSS and other relevant authorities for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Yakasai.”