SSS denies DG Daura ‘bribed’ to influence Supreme Court rulings on Akwa Ibom, Rivers, others

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura
Director General of SSS, Lawal Daura.

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested three suspects, who, according to the agency, have perfected plans to blackmail Lawal Daura, the Director-General of the service.

Presenting the suspects before newsmen, on Friday in Abuja, an official of the service, Abdullahi Garba, said that they were arrested on Feb. 17 in Kaduna and Abuja respectively.

Garba explained that they claimed that the director-general had collected the sum of N4 billion from the PDP governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Abia and Taraba, to influence Supreme Court judgments in their favour.

He said the suspects were also to misinform President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian public that the director-general had acquired choice property in Maitama and Asokoro areas of Abuja.

“The overall objective was to scare the director-general and put him under pressure just for the group to extort money from him to serve their pecuniary interest.”

Garba added that the director-general could not have helped the same PDP governors who daily accused him of not supporting them.

He said the activities of the group had become widespread, adding that it took advantage of the sustained war against corruption to further their illegal act.

“A method used by the group is to tell lies against their victims and also plant rumours about them in certain government circles.”

Garba said that they also used scaremongering and name dropping to deceive their victims to part with money.

He said that the service would not be distracted in its commitment to the anti-corruption war and warned mischief makers and self-appointed security experts to desist from dabbling into sensitive security matters.

“It is to be emphasised that the service will not hesitate to decisively deal with such persons and groups within the ambit of the law,” he said.

Meanwhile, the trio, who hail from Kaduna, Borno and Katsina, however, denied the allegation, saying that they were arrested on false allegation.

(NAN)


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  • terry

    suddenly a spoke person, Abdullahi Garba has appeared to defend this Daura of man, his boss. But all these times when atrocities were been committed by this same Dss of an agent, you kept mute, claiming you have no spoke person. ye ye dey smell!

    • share Idea

      Don’ mind them. When we warned that government business is better done in the open, they called us names and kept leaking sensitive government documents to press through their friendly newspapers and now, they want us to believe them. How many things have happened under this administration that is not attributed to privilege anonymous sources from DSS, EFCC and presidency without government official coming out in the open to brief the citizen.

  • T-Rex

    Their names and pics nko?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    This Daura of a man is turning Nigeria into a police state . What exactly will these men be charged for ? They were planning to make false allegations which the agency could have easily denied,why bully and arrest citizens over such matters,what about the freedom of speech of these people ?

  • International games

    Probe Daura! There is no SMOKE without fire.

  • signipote

    Apc is licking their wound. They can never get rivers akwaibom abia delta even if oyegun is REC in those states

  • ed

    DSS are now expert in reading people’s mind. The power to arrest for thinking is a new low on our race to the lawless bottom. Who gave out the bribe to the Supreme Court judges. That’s something we all like to know.

  • Myson

    President Buhari should do the needful and fire this Daura man from his town before he derailed the war on corruption of his administration. This man several behaviors are not in tune with Buhari presidency stand on fighting corruption. This is the man that gave cover to Bukola Saraki last year when Saraki laundered money to tune of a billion Naira through Bureau de change to bribe the Judges late last year. Part of that money was stolen by some of the DSS persons assigned to Saraki. The DSS people involved were arrested. As of today, Mr. Daura have not mentioned the name of Nigeria politician the said DSS people stole from and Mr Daura is sitting on that case up till now.