Elder statesman Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of refusing to allow his son Salihu Yakasai have access to his family or lawyer.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that Yakasai, was arrested by the Department of State Services in Kano on Friday shortly before his sack by Governor Ganduje.
He was arrested after he called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the activities of bandits in the country or resign.
Tanko-Yakasai stated this on Friday while reacting to the abduction of schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
He noted that the government has failed in its responsibilities following the abduction of students in Nigerian schools.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Tanko Yakasai said 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.”