DSS denies involvement in Akuyili’s murder

Nigeria’s security police have denied rumours it was behind the killing of Dr. Chike Akuyili in Umuogi, in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State on Wednesday.

The Department of State Security, (DSS) also denounced a social media video accusing it of the murder.

Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, in a statement, described the claim as “spurious and illogical”.

“The attention of the service has been drawn to an allegation that its operatives killed Dr Chike Akunyili,” Afunanya said.

“It was also alleged that the DSS murdered security escorts at Nkpor, in Anambra, on 28th September 2021.

“The service hereby denies these allegations and wishes to clearly state that they are spurious and illogical.

“There was no basis for the DSS to kill the medical doctor and/or fellow law enforcement agents. The service cherishes life and believes in the rule of law.

“The public should be wary of the false narratives by those desirous of using it (the Service), to cover up their heinous acts. The operations of these hostile elements are already well known in the public space and to the discerning.”

He also vowed the DSS and other security agencies would find the killers.

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