The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied claims that huge sums of money and weapons were recovered from the house of its sacked Director-General, Lawal Daura.
DSS Public Relations Officer, Tony Opuiyo, said in a statement that contrary to the reports, no security agency has carried out any search operation on Daura’s house.
He dismissed viral videos showing cash and other items purportedly recovered from the residence of the former DSS boss.
The videos showed men allegedly from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and some agencies moving huge sums of money, as well as sophisticated small arms and light rifles and thousands of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
According to the DSS, the videos are not authentic and blamed the videos on the machination of some mischief-makers, bent on destabilising the nation.
“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,” Opuiyo said.
“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the National Assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the Presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged National Assembly siege.
“The public is, therefore, advised to exercise restraint in their narration of events and as such, desist from spreading fake news or engaging in activities that may mislead or further cause a breach of the peace as well as preempt the outcome of investigations.