- An associate of former DSS boss, Lawal Daura, claims that the siege on the National Assembly was a collective responsibility carried out with involvement of other security chiefs
- The anonymous source further disclosed that Daura had left his personal belongings in his office as he rushed off to honour then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s invitation
- According to the source, the allegation that Daura is a mole, is utter balderdash
A close associate of Lawal Daura, the sacked director general of the Department of State Service (DSS), has reportedly disclosed that the siege on the National Assembly was conducted through a collective process which included the involvement of principal officers of sister agencies.
According to Vanguard, quoting PRNigeria, the source who chose to remain anonymous, however, did not disclose whose authority the former DSS boss relied on, to lay the siege.
NAIJ.com gathers that the source insisted that the action was carried out in the nation’s interest.
He added: “While the former DSS boss has not officially handed over up till now, his house both in Asokoro and Gwarinpa were thoroughly searched in the night and nothing incriminating were found, and all items found including necklace, praying mat, CDs, ATM card, women bags, documents and receipts have been duly returned to him accordingly.”
The source further disclosed that Daura had left his personal belongings in his office, including phones, as he rushed off to honour then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s invitation; and that the ex-DSS boss did not know his offense after he was sacked.
According to the source: “Daura has been completely demoralised by the wide spread insinuations of working for the opposition when he took daring moves to protect the Presidency and the ruling party against the antics of the powerful opposition elements. The allegation of being a mole is utter balderdash.
“Spymasters all over the world can be sacrificed; but not to the extent of rubbishing their integrity and reputation on the altar of political considerations, especially a spymaster created by the same system, considering the delicate and sensitive nature of intelligent services."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the sacked director general of the DSS, Lawal Daura, said an intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly, prompted him to deploy operatives to the complex.
Daura’s statement was contained in the interim investigation report submitted by the inspector general of police, Idris Ibrahim, to Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
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