The Department of State Services has denied having any involvement in torturing Sai’du Afaka, the President’s official driver, to death saying a report by Sahara Reporters, that it tortured the deceased as misleading.
The news site had reported that Afaka misled President Muhammadu Buhari into approving a multi-million naira contract which was later discovered by the DSS.
It further said the service arrested Afaka, ill-treated and subsequently dumped him at the State House Clinic where he died.
However, the DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday night, said the secret police had no engagement in torturing of suspect, and asked the public to “take no account of” the fake news disgorged by the online platform.”
It stated, “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 principles of criminal justice administration system and democracy.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had on Tuesday, announced that Afaka died “after a protracted illness”