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Department Of State Services Debunks False Online Publication

Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked a false online publication authored by one Adio Oluwole Bashir who alleged to be a former staff of the DSS.

A statement signed by the Spokesman of the DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya, disclosed that Bashir claimed to have led the team that arrested the suspected killers of David Imoh, a sound engineer allegedly murdered on 12th May 2022 at Lekki in Lagos State.

He further alleged that the suspects who were of Hausa origin were exchanged with Christians.

According to the DSS, Bashir is neither a serving nor retired staff adding that his writing style and use of paraphernalia gave him out as fake and an impostor.

“Findings have, however, revealed that his aim is to ignite an ethno-religious conflict. His co-conspirators are elements of separatist groups who are desirous of achieving the same objective as well as pitting security agencies against one another.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command in a statement confirmed that the Command’s clarification should guide public understanding of what actually transpired.

“Dragging the DSS which never participated in the operation at Lekki into his skewed account exposes the lies and intentions of Adio Oluwole Bashir and his cohorts.

“The DSS wishes to state that the write-up is completely false and frowns at the calculated effort to use its name for malicious purposes. It, therefore, requests the public to disregard the misleading narrative.

“The Service also warns those bent on throwing the country into violence to retrace their steps and give peace a chance.

“While it reaffirms its commitment to continue to work with sister agencies to ensure lasting peace in the country, it will also not hesitate to bring to book those determined to break the law.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria