The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked the fake news and videos circulating in the social media about the alleged recovery of N21 billion, PVCs and weapons in the Katsina and Abuja homes of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura.
In a statement today, Tony Opuiyo, spokesman of the secret service said the alleged items were non-existent.
The fake news media industry had alleged that N21 billion in cash, Twenty One Billion Naira (N21bn) cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles and thousands of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) belonging to Niger Republic immigrants were found in Daura’s homes.
In some fake video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS.
The DSS said categorically that the 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.