Operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday swooped on a secondary school in Ado-Ekiti, Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School, and arrested some members of staff.
Those arrested were the Secretary to the Principal, one Mrs Olagbemi, and an Office Assistant, one Mrs Ogunrinde.
They were arrested for allegedly collecting Permanent Voter Cards from teachers.
The Principal of Olaoluwa Muslim Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, Mr Sunmonu Olaoye, confirmed the arrest to journalists.
He said the DSS agents came in some hilux vehicles and right from the gate of the school, started harassing people as if they were on a war mission.
“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.”