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.
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.