The Department of State Services, DSS, has responded to claims that Abdulaziz Yari, senator representing Zamfara West, was invited for refusing to respond telephone calls form President Bola Tinubu.
The DSS debunked the speculation, saying that the former governor knows why he was invited.
Recall that a report claimed that Yari was arrested and detained by the DSS over the allegation that he ignored Tinubu’s telephone calls in June.
According to the report, the telephone call was initiated by the president to pressure the former Zamfara governor to step down from contesting for the senator president position.
However, the DSS in a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, on Sunday described the online report as “laughable and petty”.
Afunanya also denied the report that DSS operatives “carted away” all incriminating files relating to Tinubu and his close aides from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The statement reads, “To set the records straight, the DSS did not execute operations of any kind at the ICPC and CCB or remove files from their offices.
“Instructively, the two agencies have, on their own, refuted the news in widely circulated press statements.
“It is petty, if not laughable, to report that Yari was invited for refusing to pick the president’s call. This is the height of junk journalism. Yari knows why he was invited. “In fact, the service denies all the allegations as they lack any factual basis or credibility. They are only figments of the creators’ imaginations.”
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