DSS denies abducting Ekiti State House of Assembly Member

Onyinye Onwu, Abuja

The Nigerian Department of State Services has debunked the rumour that it had abducted an Honourable member of Ekiti State house of assembly, Hon Akanni Afolabi and that he had died in their custody.

The spokesman of the agency, Mr.Abdulahi Garuba during a press briefing at its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital said Honourable Akanni Afolabi was called because he was found wanting on breaching State security.

“Honourable 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.” he said.

The agency while presenting him to the public warned those who planned to cause trouble in the State based on the rumour to desist from it because the man was still alive and the case was under investigation.

“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 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” he stated.

The DSS further assured the people of Ekiti State and other citizens of the Country to go about their normal activities as it will provide full protection by its security agencies.

However, Honourable Afolabi when interviewed by newsmen declined to make comment saying he had no energy to talk because he had fainted earlier in the day.