Showing posts with label dss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dss. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

DSS arrests #RevolutionNow protesters in Osogbo

The Department of State Services, on Wednesday, arrested Olawale Bakare and six other #RevolutionNow protesters wearing orange-coloured caps around Olaiya area of Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Monday, 6 July 2020

UPDATE: DSS denies arrest of EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The Department of State Services (DSS) has refuted some media reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a press statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja on Monday by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services.

The statement titled; “OFFICIAL: Dagu is Not Arrested by DSS” stated; “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.

“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.” However, Vanguard reliably gathered that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, is being grilled by a panel set up to investigate alleged infractions against him.

The panel is sitting at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa (Old Banquet Hall) Abuja. Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had recently written to President Muhammadu Buhari on why the EFCC boss should be replaced having been rejected many times for confirmation by the National Assembly.

The former Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Lawal Daura had also written what was said to be damaging report against Magu to the senate.

Meanwhile, journalists who went to cover the event at about 3.20 pm, were turned back by security personnel. Even when the journalists who cover the State House decided to go to the press center at the Old Banquet Hall, they were politely told to excuse the place for a while.

“They said you people should excuse the use of this place for today,” a security official detailed to the venue, politely told reporters.
CREDIT: Vanguardnews

DSS arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.

Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II, Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday over allegations that he was siphoning part of money recovered by the commission from suspected looters.

It was learnt that the security details to Magu put up a stiff resistance during the arrest of their principal, as they objected to the DSS move.

But he is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.

This is happening barely two weeks after the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) reportedly complained to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) about Magu’s conduct and advised that he should be relieved of his appointment.

The AGF was said to have accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.

He was also accused of disposing of assets, especially buildings seized from corrupt politicians and others, without approval, or knowledge of the AGF’s office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.

The AGF allegedly listed 22 offences allegedly committed by Magu, for which he should be sacked.

Magu has been in an acting capacity since the National Assembly twice refused to confirm his nomination to head the anti-graft agency after the president sent his name to the federal lawmakers on both occasions.

The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, could not be reached for comment on Magu’s arrest.

credit: punchnews

Monday, 31 October 2016

Lawyers In Anti-DSS Protest In Abuja Over Judges Arrest (photos)

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What is actually happening in Nigeria?Are we for or against corruption or is the problem really lack of regard for rule of law?A group of people(many of whom dressed like lawyers) today protested in Abuja over DSS arrest of alleged corrupt judges.They were pictured with placards with various inscriptions like 'we reject the plot to intimidate the judiciary', 'nobody is above the law,rule of law must be respected', 'attack on judges who granted bail on bailable offences against govt wish is an attempt to silence the judiciary' and more.

See more photos below...

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Why I Stopped DSS Operatives From Arresting Judge, By Wike

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Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has explained that his action on October 8, 2016, where he allegedly intervened in the midnight raid on the house of a judge, was not geared towards stopping the Depertment of State Services, DSS, from arresting the judge, but to ensure that the right process was followed.

Rotimi Amaechi Denies Bribing Judge

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Rotimi Amaechi Issues Statement, Denies Bribing Judge Over Rivers Election

In a press release issued on Tuesday, Rotimi Amaechi denied allegations that the DSS raided Justice Okoro’s home due to the judge’s refusal to be bought out by Mr. Amaechi.

Read the statement below:

Monday, 17 October 2016

Prove Your Innocence In Court, AGF Malami Tells Accused Judges

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AMIDST  allegation of vendatta against him by two judges whose home the Department of State Security raided last week, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has advised the duo to go to court and prove their innocence.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Buhari is not likely to be moved by NBA’s threat

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The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has asked the President to release some judges who were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The Bar threatened that there would be consequences if these judges are not released.

Nigerians Condemn Nba’s Threat Over Judges’ Arrest

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Some Nigerians have condemned the threat by the leadership of Nigeria Bar Association to Nigerians over the arrest of some judges for alleged corruption and professional misconduct.

Crackdown On Corrupt Judges: How BVN Gave Out Suspects’ Hidden Cash-the Vanguard

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Barely 48 hours after the Department of State Services, DSS, had taken seven suspected corrupt judges into its custody, details of what led to their arrests and how they were picked up from their homes by operatives of the agency began to emerge last night. Competent sources close to the operations told Vanguard that the agency could no longer watch and allow corrupt judges use their positions to engage in sabotage, subversion and espionage latching on huge proceeds of corruption.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

DSS To Arraign Judges In Court Tomorrow, Recovers N93.5m, $530,087 From Three

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Here's how The Nation reports it; In an apparent bid to douse the outrage that greeted its midnight arrest of two Supreme Court Justices and three other judges, the Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday said the sting operations yielded a mind-boggling N93, 558,000.00, $530,087, £25,970, €5,680, from three of those in its custody.
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