Tue. May 18th, 2021

DSS Denies Torturing Buhari’s Driver To Death

File photo of DSS operatives.

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied torturing or detaining President Muhammadu Buhari’s driver, Sai’du Afaka to death.

Afaka, the official driver of President Buhari, was said to have died after a prolonged illness.

DSS in a statement issued on Wednesday by its spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, dismissed a media report suggesting that the late driver was arrested.

The secret police said it did not engage in torturing of suspects and asked the public to “disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform.”

“While the said driver was never arrested or detained by the Service, it is a known fact that it does not torture suspects. Its suspect handling method is usually in compliance with the tenets of criminal justice administration system and democracy,” he said.

SEE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

PRESIDENT’S LATE OFFICIAL DRIVER NOT DETAINED OR TORTURED BY THE DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) denies the misleading news by sahara reporters that it tortured Sa’idu Afaka, the  President’s official driver to death. While the said driver was never arrested or detained by the Service, it is a known fact that it does not torture suspects.  Its suspect handling method is usually in compliance with the tenets of the criminal justice administration system and democracy.

It may be recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had on 6th April 2021 announced the passing of Afaka after a prolonged illness as well as the condolences of the President to his family.  The public should, therefore, disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform.

Peter Afunanya,  PhD

Public Relations Officer

Dept of State Services

National Headquarters

Abuja

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