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Probe allegations against Lawal Daura - Femi Falana tells FG

Probe allegations against Lawal Daura - Femi Falana tells FG

- A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, says he had a running battle with former DG of DSS, Lawal Daura, over the illegal detention of many persons

- The human rights activist claims Daura prevented the federal government from complying with the orders of the court to release former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki

- Presidential aide, Babafemi Ojudu, says it would be wrong for a minority group to preside over the leadership of the Senate

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused the former Department of State Services (DSS) director-general, Lawal Daura, of carrying out several human right violations during his tenure.

The human rights activist in a statement urged the federal government to probe Daura for several infractions that allegedly occurred during his tenure as director-general.

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I had a running battle with Daura over the illegal detention of many detainees, including Zamfara legislators, two Indian nationals, politicians, student leaders, journalists etc," Falana said.

“He prevented the Federal Government from complying with the orders of the court to release former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), Ibraheem Elzakzaky and his wife, Zeinab Elzakzaky.

“He housed the fugitive, Abdurasheed Maina. He countermanded the nominations of the President and colluded with fifth columnists to sabotage the democratic process."

The lawyer advised the government to fully investigate all the allegations of human rights violations, abuse of office and corruption, which marred Daura’s tenure.

Meanwhile, the special adviser to the president on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being behind the Tuesday, August 7, siege on the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Ojudu made the claim on Wednesday, August 8, when speaking on a Channels TV programme Sunrise Daily.

The presidential aide insisted that there was a collusion between the opposition party and security agencies to elicit emotions of Nigerians for Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

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