Lawal Daura arrested, detained after sack

Lawal Daura arrested, detained after sack

Shortly after his sack by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, has been arrested by a combined team of the police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), for breaching national security.

Osinbajo had earlier directed, with immediate effect, the termination of Daura’s appointment following the invasion of the National Assembly by masked men of the DSS.

In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in Abuja, Osinbajo had condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives from the Department of State Services, DSS and the police without authorization from the presidency.

“Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of the constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order.

According to him, the unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.

By this statement, Professor Osinbajo is consequently assuring Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus who participated in this travesty will be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action,” the statement read.

Information gathered revealed that the former DG has been detained following the orders for terminating of his appointment by Osinbajo after his meeting with the Acting President following the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS.

Daura’s sack was announced by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande who said the sack was with immediate effect following the invasion which Osinbajo as unlawful and unauthorised.

 

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