26.4 C
Lagos

DSS Confirms Officer Attached To Gbajabiamila Shot Abuja Vendor

Must Read

Universities Will Soon Reopen – Nigerian Govt Assures

The federal government of Nigeria has announced that Public universities in Nigeria will resume soon after months...

FEC Approves N117bn For Rehabilitation of major Nigeria Roads

On Wednesday, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N117.6 billion for the rehabilitation of some major roads...

Senate Approves Reconstruction, Dualisation Of Kano – Niger Republic Road

On Wednesday, The Nigerian Senate adopted a motion sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau representing Kano North Senatorial...

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that its officer attached to House of Reps Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila was responsible for the fatal shooting of a newspaper vendor in Abuja, Ifeanyi Okereke.

The incident happened on Thursday, at the Three Arms Zone, when the convoy of House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, passed.

In a statement on Friday night, Peter Afunanya, DSS Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident saying the culprit is an officer attached to the Speaker Gbajabiamila as a security detail.

The spokesman noted that, as already stated by Gbajabiamila, the officer had been suspended.

Afunanya also confirmed that as part of disciplinary procedures, he had been taken into detention.

[READ ALSO] Former Minister of Health, Chukwu Makes UN New Team

He further added that DSS has opened a detailed investigation into the matter and assured of a transparent and accountable probe.

“The Service condoles with the family of the deceased and his loved ones. It has promised a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident and will surely keep to this”, the statement reads.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Universities Will Soon Reopen – Nigerian Govt Assures

The federal government of Nigeria has announced that Public universities in Nigeria will resume soon after months...

FEC Approves N117bn For Rehabilitation of major Nigeria Roads

On Wednesday, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N117.6 billion for the rehabilitation of some major roads across Nigeria.

Senate Approves Reconstruction, Dualisation Of Kano – Niger Republic Road

On Wednesday, The Nigerian Senate adopted a motion sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau representing Kano North Senatorial district for the reconstruction and...

Court Declines EFCC’s Plea To Revoke Femi Fani-Kayode’s Bail

On Wednesday The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s application, seeking the...

Brexit Accelerated UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approval – Govt

Britain crowed on Wednesday that Brexit had hastened its rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine while the EU lags on its own approval,...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -