By BASHIR ADEFAKA
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied what it describes as misleading news by Sahara Reporters that it tortured Sa’idu Afaka, the President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, to death.
This rebuttal was contained in a statement issued Wednesday night by Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.
“While the said driver was never arrested or detained by the Service, it is a known fact that it does not torture suspects.
“Its suspect handling method is usually in compliance with the tenets of criminal justice administration system and democracy,” the statement said.
It may be recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam 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.
The DSS asked members of the public to, therefore, disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform (not The DEFENDER).