BUHARI’S DRIVER AFAKA WAS NOT TORTURED TO DEATH: DSS SPEAKS

Written by on April 8, 2021

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) HAS DEBUNKED REPORTS THAT THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICIAL DRIVER, SA’IDU AFAKA, WAS TORTURED TO DEATH BY ITS OPERATIVES.

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, DR PETER AFUNANYA, IN A STATEMENT RELEASED LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING DESCRIBED THE REPORT AS MISLEADING.

AFUNANYA SAYS WHILE THE SAID DRIVER WAS NEVER ARRESTED OR DETAINED BY THE SERVICE, IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT IT DOES NOT TORTURE SUSPECTS.

RECALL THAT THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, GARBA SHEHU, HAD ON 6TH APRIL 2021 ANNOUNCED THE PASSING OF AFAKA AFTER A PROLONGED ILLNESS AS WELL AS THE CONDOLENCES OF THE PRESIDENT TO HIS FAMILY.

TOP SOURCES REVEALED THAT AFAKA, WHO WAS ARRESTED BY THE DSS FOR TRICKING HIS PRINCIPAL TO SIGN A FRAUDULENT DOCUMENT TO MAKE MILLIONS OF NAIRA, WAS ABANDONED IN A TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT AT THE ASO DRIVE DSS APARTMENTS TILL HE BECAME SICK, NOTING THAT WHEN AFAKA FELL ILL, HE WAS RUSHED TO THE ILL-EQUIPPED STATE HOUSE CLINIC, INSTEAD OF BEING TAKEN TO A WELL-GROUNDED FACILITY WHERE HE COULD GET INTENSIVE MEDICAL CARE.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS THE DRIVER WAS APPROACHED TO HELP TO ASK BUHARI TO APPROVE PAYMENTS FOR SOME NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION CONTRACTS.

HE WAS ALSO ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE DSS; AND FIRED SHORTLY AFTER A FORMER AIDE-DE-CAMP TO BUHARI REPORTED THE MATTER TO THE DSS.

REPORTS SAY AFAKA WAS ARRESTED WITH BUHARI’S CHIEF DETAIL OFFICER, YA’U, A MASTER SERGEANT WARRANT IN THE ARMY.

SINCE AFAKA’S RELEASE FOUR MONTHS AGO, AFAKA HAD BEEN SICK AND ATTENDED TO BY ASO ROCK CLINIC DOCTORS, WHICH HAS NO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DESPITE HUGE ALLOCATIONS TO IT ANNUALLY.

BUHARI’S DRIVER AFAKA WAS NOT TORTURED TO DEATH: DSS SPEAKS

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) HAS DEBUNKED REPORTS THAT THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICIAL DRIVER, SA’IDU AFAKA, WAS TORTURED TO DEATH BY ITS OPERATIVES.

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, DR PETER AFUNANYA, IN A STATEMENT RELEASED LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING DESCRIBED THE REPORT AS MISLEADING.

AFUNANYA SAYS WHILE THE SAID DRIVER WAS NEVER ARRESTED OR DETAINED BY THE SERVICE, IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT IT DOES NOT TORTURE SUSPECTS.

RECALL THAT THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, GARBA SHEHU, HAD ON 6TH APRIL 2021 ANNOUNCED THE PASSING OF AFAKA AFTER A PROLONGED ILLNESS AS WELL AS THE CONDOLENCES OF THE PRESIDENT TO HIS FAMILY.

TOP SOURCES REVEALED THAT AFAKA, WHO WAS ARRESTED BY THE DSS FOR TRICKING HIS PRINCIPAL TO SIGN A FRAUDULENT DOCUMENT TO MAKE MILLIONS OF NAIRA, WAS ABANDONED IN A TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT AT THE ASO DRIVE DSS APARTMENTS TILL HE BECAME SICK, NOTING THAT WHEN AFAKA FELL ILL, HE WAS RUSHED TO THE ILL-EQUIPPED STATE HOUSE CLINIC, INSTEAD OF BEING TAKEN TO A WELL-GROUNDED FACILITY WHERE HE COULD GET INTENSIVE MEDICAL CARE.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS THE DRIVER WAS APPROACHED TO HELP TO ASK BUHARI TO APPROVE PAYMENTS FOR SOME NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION CONTRACTS.

HE WAS ALSO ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE DSS; AND FIRED SHORTLY AFTER A FORMER AIDE-DE-CAMP TO BUHARI REPORTED THE MATTER TO THE DSS.

REPORTS SAY AFAKA WAS ARRESTED WITH BUHARI’S CHIEF DETAIL OFFICER, YA’U, A MASTER SERGEANT WARRANT IN THE ARMY.

SINCE AFAKA’S RELEASE FOUR MONTHS AGO, AFAKA HAD BEEN SICK AND ATTENDED TO BY ASO ROCK CLINIC DOCTORS, WHICH HAS NO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DESPITE HUGE ALLOCATIONS TO IT ANNUALLY.


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