The Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, August 13, denied the claim that N21 billion and some Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura.
According to the DSS, the video from which the story making the round concerning the alleged discovery emanated is fake.
The Punch reports that a statement by Tony Opuiyo, its spokesperson in Abuja, confirmed that there was no truth in the allegation that N21billion and unspecified number of PVCs were found in Daura’s houses.
Opuiyo described the video as fake, saying: “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 DG.
“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.
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“It may, however, be recalled that the presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged National Assembly siege.”
The statement urged Nigerians to shun fake news or engaging in activities that he said might mislead or further cause a breach of the peace as well as preempt the outcome of investigations.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that sacked Lawal Daura was released from custody and his international passport confiscated.
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