DSS Reiterates Non-Interference in Police Investigation, Pledges Justice in Assault Case
Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the Department of State Services (DSS), has reaffirmed that the agency has not meddled in the ongoing police investigation concerning one of its personnel.
The development comes after an incident last Thursday where a client brought a DSS operative to a fashion designer’s shop, alleging non-delivery of clothes on the agreed date.
The altercation escalated into violence, resulting in injuries to the fashion designer and another individual, leading to a subsequent protest quelled by the police, who arrested the DSS operative.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Afunanya assured that justice would be served in the matter. He emphasized that the DSS has not obstructed the police investigation into its staff’s suspected involvement in the incident.
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The DSS’s stance underscores its unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. Updates on the case will be made available until its resolution.
Afunanya further disclosed that the DSS has instituted an internal panel to investigate the incident. The agency has also visited the hospitalized victims, pledging to cover their medical expenses. In a gesture of goodwill, the DSS offered to transfer the injured individuals to its world-class medical facility in Abuja.
According to Afunanya, these actions do not constitute an admission of guilt, as the investigation remains ongoing. Nonetheless, the DSS is determined to provide empathy, financial support, and justice to the victims. The agency remains in close contact with their families or guardians and will continue to monitor their recovery progress.
The DSS assures the public that the victims are in good spirits and responding positively to treatment.
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