The trending videos indicating that N21 billion cash, weapons and Niger Republic voters’ cards were found in the Abuja and Katsina homes of former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, is fake, the agency said on Monday.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the DSS also warned that various biased and conflicting interpretations of last week’s incident at the National Assembly are being disseminated by interest groups.
“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura.
“These non-existent items include N21 billion cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles and thousands of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.
“In another 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 DG of DSS.
“Consequently, the Service wishes to inform the public that these 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,” the agency said.