Following the confirmation of the death of a newspaper vendor by one of the security detail of the Speaker of House of Representatives,Femi Gbajabiamila, the Department of State Services, DSS, has commenced investigation fully.
Giving heads up to the public on what is and what is not about the investigation, the public relations officer of DSS, National Headquarters, Peter Afunanya said transparency will be ensured in the investigation.
See press release issued:
“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the allegation of shooting and killing of one Ifeanyi Okereke by a security aide of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Service hereby confirms that the suspect is one of its personnel deployed to the Speaker’s Convoy as a security detail.
And as already stated by the Speaker that he has been suspended from his Convoy, the Service has further withdrawn him from the assignment.
As part of its disciplinary procedures in the instance, he has been taken into detention. In addition, the Service has opened a detailed investigation into the matter.
While it pledges to be transparent and accountable in handling this, it is liaising with appropriate authorities to achieve this objective.”