The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the detention of security aide of the Speaker of the House of Representatives for allegedly shooting and killing of one Ifeanyi Okereke.
“As part of its disciplinary procedures in the instance, he (the officer) has been taken into detention.
“In addition, the Service has opened a detailed investigation into the matter.”
In a statement today, November 20, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS,
Peter Afunanya, confirmed that the suspect is one of its personnel deployed to the Speaker’s Convoy as a security detail.
“And as already stated by the Speaker that he has been suspended from his Convoy, the Service has further withdrawn him from the assignment.”
He pledged that the DSS would be transparent and accountable in handling the matter, adding that it is liaising with appropriate authorities to achieve this objective.