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DSS Threatens to Deal With Former DG, Daura

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that it will not tolerate acts of impersonation designed to undermine it, and will deal with any persons that does such, no matter how highl placed.

This was in reactions to reports that Lawal Daura, who was sacked months ago, still wields influence in the service’s internal affairs.

The DSS has consequently warned the public to shun any involvement with its sacked DG.
The service had in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, denied claims that the former DG Daura, is still in control of its affairs.

The secret police also vowed to deal with anyone caught engaging its sacked former Director General, Lawal Daura, on its behalf.

Responding to this news, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) commended the DSS for the disclaimer issued on its former Director-General, Lawal Daura.

Spokesman for the CUPP, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement made available to journalists, advised the DSS to go beyond the disclaimer and ensure that Lawal is arrested and prosecuted for impersonation. As well as sack all directors who the service claimed to have been receiving directives from Daura.

He said, “Opposition parties have applauded the Director-General of the Department of State Services for issuing a disclaimer against his predecessor, Lawal Daura, for extortion and impersonation.

“We are aware of the under the table dealings of Daura and members of Aso Rock cabal aimed at ensuring that the DG DSS is sacked for refusing to embark on a mass arrest of opposition leaders and sharing of money meant for DSS operations.”

Ugochinyere claimed Daura has compromised some insiders in the DSS to enable him to run a parallel DSS operation outfit.

Further adding that, “We are therefore calling for the sack of all DSS directors who have been taking instructions from the disgraced former DG from his private home.

“The DSS has shown that he has the capacity to stand on the right path. The opposition is, therefore, demanding that the DSS arrest Lawal Daura and charge him for extortion and impersonation.”

Lawal Daura was sacked by the then acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on August 7, 2018, for ordering personnel of the service to lay siege to the National Assembly.

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