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Politics Nigerians list sins committed by sacked State Security Service Chief, Lawal Daura

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo announced the sack of Lawal Daura as State Security Service Chief.

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Ex DSS boss Daura has been accused of bribery and corruption play Nigerians list sins committed by sacked State Security Service Chief, Lawal Daura (DailyPost)

Following the disengagement of former Nigeria's secret security chief, Lawal Daura by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, Nigerians have listed some of the sins committed by one of the kinsmen of the president.

On social media, some citizens hailed the sack of the DSS chief while some knocked the drama and happenings at the seat of power, Abuja, the nation's capital.

Here are some of the sins as captured by Business Insider SSA across social media platforms

1. Invasion of Ekiti State House of Assembly

In 2016, Officials of the State Security Service under the watch of the sacked DG invaded the Ekiti State House of Assembly and arrested Afolabi Akanni, a lawmaker representing Efon Constituency

Members of the opposition party had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deploying state machinery to humiliate them and coerce members of the assembly to impeach the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, a strong critic of the president.

 

2. Detention of Gbadamosi Babatunde

In 2017, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi was arrested by the DSS and detained with no access to his family, doctors and lawyers.

Gbadamosi later approached a Nigerian Court to seek justice over unlawful detention for over 28 days without trial.

3. Disobedience of court judgment in the case of Sambo Dasuki

Daura has also disobeyed several court orders citing security reasons for his actions.

4. Ibrahim Yaqoub El-Zakzaky's prolonged detention without trial

Nigerians list sins committed by sacked State Security Service Chief, Lawal Daura play (Punch)

 

When there was too much noise on El-Zakzaky's prolonged detention without trial, the DSS quickly arranged a parade of the old man to prove that he was doing well and alive.

5. Detention of Jones Abiri, Bayelsa journalist for two years without trial

Lawal Daura arrested and detained Journalist Ebiri for Two years. Abiri was later arraigned last week before a Nigerian court after a lot of public outcry from the international community.

 

6. Invasion of the houses of Supreme Court Judges

Lawal Daura invaded the houses of Supreme Court Judges and detained them for days. His act was described as an abuse of fundamental rights and against the principle of separation of powers.

7. Unauthorised barricade of National Assembly complex

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo described the blockade of the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS operatives as unauthorised.

The government condemned the singular act as a gross violation of the constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order.

He said that the unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, was completely unacceptable.

8. Insubordination

Reports say the sacked DSS DG refused to report to his superior due to his closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari.  His high handedness caused a huge gap in inter-security agencies’ coordination and the National Security Adviser office, headed by Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno.

 

He was said to have allegedly tried to interfere with the investigation of some high-profile suspects, such a former Chief of Army Staff, by the EFCC.  The DSS and the EFCC have also had some confrontational during his time in office.

9. The Presidency believed he was working with some key National Assembly leaders by releasing government intelligence information to a principal officer.

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