The Department of State Services (DSS) denied media reports making rounds that N21 billion was found in the home of the immediate past director general, Lawal Daura.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, DSS said there is no truth in the allegation that N21bn and unspecified number of permanent voters card and ammunition were found in Daura’s houses in Katsina and Abuja.
Read the statement below.
“The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura. These non-existent items include: N21bn cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles, and thousands of permanent voters card belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.
“In another video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS.
“Consequently, the service wishes to inform the public that these videos are false and should be disregarded. So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG.
“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the national assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged national assembly siege.”
Lawal Daura’s appointment was terminated by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, after the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS officials last week Tuesday.