The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked a report that its operatives arrested, detained and tortured Sai’du Afaka, the President’s official driver, to death.
The rebuttal was made in a statement signed by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, on Wednesday.
According to the DSS, the report by an online news medium, Sahara Reporters, that it tortured the Afaka and subsequently dumped him at the State House Clinic where he died is misleading.
It added that it does not engage in torturing suspects.
“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 partly read.
The DSS asked the public to “disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform”.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, had on Tuesday, announced that Afaka died “after a prolonged illness.”