- A former assistant to former DSS DG, Lawal Daura, has accused him of taking bribe
- The assistant also accused Daura of submitting fake report about his predecessor, Ita Ekpenyong
- The assistant said he left the DSS because of the scale of corruption in the agency
Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, a former assistant to the sacked director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, has accused him of being corrupt, taking bribe and working against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abdulrahman, a retired senior SSS official, in an exclusive interview with Premium Times, said he left the DSS because of the scale of corruption and abuse in the agency.
He said: “I didn’t want my children to see news of my eventual arrest on TV."
The former assistant who served in a 25-member campaign committee for Buhari during the 2015 election said Daura was working against the president.
He said: “I noticed immediately we started work that for Lawal Daura it is simply about the money. In one of earlier meetings he suggested that we should request for one billion to start work. Where will Buhari see one billion to give us?”
Abdulrahman also accused Daura of producing fake reports about his predecessor, Ita Ekpenyong.
“When he (Daura) was appointed he kept putting pressure on me and Maikano, the current AO (admin officer) at the presidential villa to come and work with him as SA. He assured me that what I will get under him, I cannot get even as a minister.
“He said he wants the two of us to stabilise the service for him. Daura was receiving money from everyone including the president’s enemies."
Mr Abdulrahman said when they resumed, they always closed late at work, often at about 2am. “What are we doing was mostly: receiving Ghana must go filled with cash brought by enemies of government to him. The rate of corruption on that fourth floor was too much and the president doesn’t deserve this. He will go and get information on plans for (Senate president) Bukola (Saraki) and then leak it to him."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Lawal Daura, will reportedly remain under house arrest according to a presidency source.
A source within the presidency claimed that shortly after Daura was dismissed by acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, August 7, he was whisked away by police officers.
The source said he was taken to one of the Presidential Guest houses within Aso Rock where he is being held.
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