Industrial court dismisses suit filed by ex-DSS spokesperson Marilyn Ogar

Industrial court dismisses suit filed by ex-DSS spokesperson Marilyn Ogar

- Industrial court has dismissed suit filed by Marilyn Ogar

- Ogar was the former spokesperson of DSS

- She was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in September, 2015

The national industrial court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by a former spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, over her retirement from office in September, 2015.

Channels TV reports that while delivering judgment in the suit on Monday, October 15, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, held that the originating summons filed by Marilyn Ogar was invalid and dead because it was filed two years and seven months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved her compulsory retirement from office.

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Marilyn Ogar and 44 others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the federal government in September 2015.

The former DSS spokesperson asked the court to nullify her retirement and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the FG.

She further asked the court to set aside her purported demotion from assistant director to chief security intelligence officer.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, September 13, named Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The new boss is now to take over from Matthew Seiyeifa, who replaced sacked Lawal Daura.

The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. He attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.

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The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO), the precursor of the present SSS.

Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.

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