The Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested a lawmaker-elect for the Ogun State House of Assembly called Damilare Bello for allegedly masterminded the mayhem in Sagamu that left several banks vandalised during the naira scarcity protest.

It was gathered that Bello, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), popularly known as Dre had spurned several invitations by the DSS.

He was said to have been on the run since the incident happened but surfaced for last Saturday’s election.

“Preliminary investigation has commenced and the suspect may be prosecuted for crime relating to arson and disturbing of public peace, amongst others upon conclusion of investigation.

“The arrest is not politically motivated as it was being reported,” a source said.

However, the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, has reprotedly visited DSS office in the state.

The PDP, it was gathered had sent three different delegations, led by its chairman, Sikiru Ogundele, and other chieftains over the matter.

“Adebutu himself visited the command today, (Wednesday), with a view to mending fences with the service and as well clear the past misconceptions about the office and realised that the service is a credible institution that must be reckoned with,” the source added.

Adebutu’s media aide, Afolabi Orekoya, also confirmed that his principal was at the DSS office.

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