- IGP Ibrahim Idris has written to Prof Yemi Osinbajo, seeking permission to search the house of the sacked DG of the DSS, Lawal Daura
- Idris also recommended that DSS operatives who took part in the siege on NASS, be released for questioning
- According to Idris, Daura committed a crime with the intent of inciting and whipping up sentiments against the federal government
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, the inspector general of Police, has written a letter to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, seeking permission to search the residence of Lawal Daura, the sacked director general of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In the letter titled, “Interim investigation report on criminal conspiracy to wit trespass, intimidation and unlawful invasion of National Assembly complex with intent likely to cause breach of public peace,” Idris also recommended that the DSS operatives who took part in the siege on the National Assembly, be released for questioning by the Police, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that in the letter, the Police boss said the Daura had stated in his confession, that he deployed operatives to the National Assembly on “a claim of an intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle undisclosed dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly.”
The letter read: “I write to most respectfully appraise Your Excellency that following a petition from your esteemed office to investigate and report findings against Lawal Daura, the sacked DG, DSS, a team of crack operatives headed by Commissioner of Police Garba Umar, were deployed and took the suspects into custody for interrogation and investigation.
“It was reported that Daura did conspire with his operatives wearing hood and mask to invade the National Assembly complex.
“They barricaded the road to the Assembly and intimidated members of the National Assembly and workers by forcefully preventing them from performing their legitimate and constitutional duties, thereby committing a crime with intent to incite and whip up sentiments against the federal government of Nigeria.
“The principal suspect, Lawal Daura, was formally arrested and interrogated in line with the allegation made against him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the sacked DSS director general, Lawal Daura, was released from custody and his international passport confiscated.
Daura was sacked and taken into custody on Tuesday, August 7, after he ordered the deployment of SSS operatives to lay siege on the National Assembly.
The former DSS boss was reported to have been released on the evening of Wednesday, August 8, from a guest house run by the State Security Service in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja.
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