We Didn’t Arrest or Torture President’s Driver- DSS
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied media report that it tortured Sa’idu Afaka, the President’s official driver to death.
In a statement by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, it said the news was misleading.
“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.”
PRNigeria gathered that the official driver of the President, Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afak died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his condolences to the family of the deceased.
A statement by a presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu said: “President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
“President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
“The President recalls that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.
“President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘‘’bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens’, committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience,” the statement concluded.