Published On: Mon, Aug 13th, 2018

DSS Denies Raiding, Recovering N21Billion From Ex-DG

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By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Service (DSS) has dismissed as false a report in circulation claiming that huge sums of money and other incriminating materials were found at the homes of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura.

The agency described the claim of recovery of items as non-existence, saying it neither carry out any raid nor recover any item from Abuja or Katsina home of Mr. Daura.

Ex-DG, DSS

“No such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG,” it said in a statement by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja on Monday.

A video report had claimed that “twenty-one billion Naira (N21bn) cash; 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles; and Thousands of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.

“In another video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS,” it added.

“Consequently, the Service wishes to inform the public that these videos are false and should be disregarded. So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG.

“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the National Assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the Presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged National Assembly siege.

“The public is, therefore, advised to exercise restraint in their narration of events and as such, desist from spreading fake news or engaging in activities that may mislead or further cause a breach of the peace as well as pre-empt the outcome of investigations,” it further said.

 

 

 

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