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DSS debunks rumoured death of Ekiti lawmaker


Ekiti Lawmaker in DSS: Department of State Services, DSS this evening paraded Hon. Akanni Afolabi who was alleged to have died at DSS custody. Photo by Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

Department of State Services, DSS, this evening paraded Hon. Akanni Afolabi who was alleged to have died in DSS custody. PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

The Department of State Services has debunked the rumour that a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Honourable Akanni Afolabi, has died in its custody.

The DSS at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday presented the lawmaker to newsmen to put the rumour to rest.

“This Press Conference has become necessary in order to debunk a rumour which is being dangerously spread in Ekiti State by some mischief makers to the effect that Hon. Afolabi has died in custody. Nigerians and Ekiti people, in particular, are convinced to see that Afolabi is hale and hearty as he is being presented to the Press today,” an official of the DSS, Abdullahi Garba told newsmen.

He noted that Afolabi and others were invited for interrogation over issues relating to security breaches, which he said the service had a statutory mandate over.

“The fact is that one of the members of the Assembly, Hon. Akanni Afolabi was duly invited by the Service over some
serious breaches bordering on State security and for which he has some explanations to make. These breaches fall under the purview of the DSS to investigate.

“The DSS will, therefore, warn all those who have planned to make a meat out of this to desist from it and stir clear from trouble as the Service will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against anyone or persons that may engage in violent actions of any kind.

“In a similar vein, all law abiding Ekiti residents should go about their normal businesses as the Service assures them of full protection by security agencies”, Garba said.

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  • Osanebi Osakuni

    What kind of country is this? The kinsmen of Buhari are killing people all over the county almost completely unhindered yet, it is the lawmakers of opposition party that this Daura moron has sent his illiterate DSS men to arrest. Nigeria has become a comic as democracy is concerned. What a change?