DSS Condemn Face-Off Between Staff, Prison Officials, Investigates High Court Incident 

By Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja.
The Department of State Service (DSS), on Wednesday, assured the public it has open investigation into the incident that occurred between it’s operatives and the staff of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) when suspended CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos State.
Spokeman Of the Secret Police, Dr. Peter Afunaya in a statement said the Service condemned the act, says both Agencies exhibited undue overzealousness in discharging their duties.
The statement also said the Service did not and would never encourage the incident under reference
According to Afunaya “The Service has tremendous respect for the Judiciary as an Arm and Institution of Government and will not go out of its way to undermine it. The DSS recognises the Judiciary as a critical component in nation building, national development and security management. Also, the Service has robust working relationship with sister security and law enforcement agencies including the NCoS;
“While noting that the personnel from both Agencies exhibited undue overzealousness, the Service has further initiated detailed investigations into the matter. This is with a view to identifying the role played by specific persons as well as undertaking disciplinary actions if necessary and drawing some lessons going forward.
“For emphasis, the DSS has not broken any laws in handling the Emefiele Case despite efforts by some elements to skew the narratives to the contrary. The Service had since alerted the public of sinister plots to discredit its leadership. In pursuit of its assignments, it will strive to remain professional, maintain ethical standards and high sense of discipline.
“The Service will ensure that it will not be used for clout and fame chasing or delusional heroism. It will, however, remain focused on its national security mandate and, therefore, enjoin well-meaning Nigerians to support it in achieving the desired security goals for the nation.

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