The Department of State Services (DSS) has applied dismissed one of its officers Jaja Otelemaba, who was caught taking bribe from motorists while on election duty in Ekiti State.
The Spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunaya, in a statement in Saturday, said Otelemaba was summarily dismissed after after an orderly room trial.
According to Afunana, the officer was seen on social media where he was negotiating with a motorist for financial patronage.
“The fact is that when the news broke, the Service initiated a line of investigative actions.
“These include the search and identification of the said officer; his withdrawal from the duty post and issuance of a memo as applicable to his cadre and rank,” he said.
Afunaya further disclosed that Otelemaba was tried in an orderly room and summarily dismissed in line with the Service’s disciplinary procedures, adding that the dismissal was in accordance with the Director General of the Service’s commitment to promote discipline in the Service.
According to him, the DG’s stance on issues concerning discipline has continued to prove his intolerance for misconduct and discreditable behaviour.
”The Service reaffirms its commitment to professionalism, excellence and the rule of law.
“The DSS, as usual, rededicates itself to the security of the ongoing electoral exercise and reassures the nation of its sustained transparency and accountability in dealing with citizens,” he said.