- The Department of State Services has warned the public to shun any involvement with its sacked director general, Lawal Daura
- Daura was fired by the then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo after ordering a siege to the National Assembly in 2018
- The agency says anyone who engages with Daura does so at his own risk
The public has been warned by the Department of State Services (DSS) to desist from engaging its sacked director general, Lawal Daura, on its behalf.
Premium Times reports that the warning was contained in a statement on Tuesday, February 19, by the spokesperson for DSS, Peter Afunanya.
Legit.ng recalls that Daura was fired on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, by then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, after the former ordered a siege to the National Assembly in an alleged bid to force a leadership change.
The DSS said it had been receiving reports that Daura still wields influence in its internal affairs, despite the fact that he had been fired for months.
The statement read: “While the Service debunks this false belief, it warns that any person or group that further engages him or his representatives/associates does so at their own peril.
“The Service will not tolerate acts of impersonation designed to undermine it and will decisively deal with person(s), no matter how highly placed, that may engage in such behaviour.
“The public should, therefore, note this and avoid circumstances under which unsuspecting persons may be."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a senior lawyer, Femi Falana, 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.
Falana said: “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.
“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."
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