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Osinbanjo Receives Police Interim Report On Daura

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Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo has received an interim report from the Police concerning former Director-General of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, who was dismissed on Tuesday over the siege to the National Assembly.

The brief signed by Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris was contained in a memo dated August 8, 2018 with reference number: CR: 3000/IGP-SEC/ABJ/VOL 131/782, was addressed to the Acting President.

Recall that the former Director-General of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, was dismissed over the siege to the National Assembly by security operatives.

The interim report, which made available to newsmen, revealed that Daura may have acted the scripts of some highly placed politicians to achieve selfish political goals, hence his unilateral and unlawful decision to invade the National Assembly.

In a memo dated August 8, 2018 with reference number: CR: 3000/IGP-SEC/ABJ/VOL 131/782, addressed to the acting president, the police boss apprehended Daura as the mastermind of the siege to the National Assembly, suggesting that he might have acted the script of “some highly placed politicians to achieve selfish political goals, hence his unilateral and unlawful decision to invade the National Assembly.’’

IG Idris in the report said Daura was still undergoing further interrogation at the police facility and was currently placed on house arrest at a private property in Abuja, while awaiting further directive from the acting president.

The report reads, ‘following a petition letter no. OVP/SGF/7818/381, dated August 7, 2018 from the presidency to investigate and report findings against Daura, a team of cracked operatives headed by Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Baba Umar, were deployed to respond immediately and take Daura into custody for interrogation and further investigation.

Idris said Daura, in his statement, confessed and accepted to have deployed operatives of DSS, claiming he got intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle undisclosed dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly complex.

‘’He did not inform the Acting President, neither did he share the information with the Nigeria Police Force or other sister security agencies,’’ the interim report stated.

“So many distinguished senators, Honourable members and staff of the National Assembly, who wanted access to the National Assembly complex, suffered humiliation, intimidation and were forcefully chased out of the Assembly complex at gun point by operatives of the State Security Service wearing hoods and masks.’’

“The DSS operatives acted like mercenaries, hired to carry out executions. ‘The claim of purported intelligence report by the suspect cannot be substantiated as the personnel deployed were not EOD experts or specialists in this regard. It stated. All communication gadgets, such as phone and other electronics devices of the suspect (Daura) would be thoroughly analysed to get to the root of the matter, promising to also search houses and premises of identified suspects”.

 

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