Detained Ekiti lawmaker not dead but hale and hearty in our custody: DSS

Posted by News Express | 17 March 2016 | 2,257 times

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The Department of State Service (DSS) this evening dismissed a rumour making the rounds that  Hon. Akanni Afolabi, a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly allegedly abducted by it has died in its custody.

Speaking at a press conference at DSS Headquarters in Abuja, spokesman for the Service, Tony Opuiyo, said: The fact is that one of the members of the Assembly, Hon. Akanni Afolabi was duly invited by the Service over some serious breaches bordering on State security and for which he has some explanations to make. These breaches fall under the purview of the DSS to investigate.

“This press conference has become necessary in order to debunk a rumour which is being dangerously spread in Ekiti State by some mischief makers to the effect that Hon. Afolabi has died in custody. Nigerians and Ekiti people in particular are convinced to see that Afolabi is hale and hearty as he is being presented to the press today.

“The DSS will therefore warn all those who have planned to make a meat out of this to desist from it and stir clear from trouble as the Service will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against any one or persons that may engage in violent actions of any kind.

“In a similar vein, all law abiding Ekiti residents should go about their normal businesses as the Service assures them of full protection by security agencies.”


Source: News Express

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