Emerging report indicates that the Department of State Security Services, DSS, has denied torturing Sai’du Afaka, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Official Driver, to death, as reported in some sections of the Media.
It described a report by Sahara Reporters, that it tortured the deceased, as misleading and false news.
Sahara Reporters had broken the news that Afaka misled the President into approving a multi-million naira contract, which was later discovered by the DSS.
It further said that the DSS arrested Afaka, tortured, and subsequently dumped him at the State House Clinic, where he died.
However, the DSS Spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday night, titled: ‘President’s Official Driver not detained or tortured by DSS’, said that the Agency does not engage in torturing of suspects, and asked the public to “disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform”.
The statement reads partly: “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.”
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