DSS says report on Kogi gov’s aide arrest fake

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it arrested Edward Onoja, aide to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Afunaya, it urged members of the public to disregard such reports as they are false.

The statement read: “The said news (relating to the arrest of Onoja) is fake and misleading and should be disregarded as the DSS never carried out such operation.

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“The Service recognises that the media is a strategic partner in nation-building and hopes that cordiality and mutual respectability are maintained in the relationship between them.

“In this vein, it wishes to advise that stories are verified or authenticated before their publication.

“It, however, warns that persons or organisations that falsely use the name of the Service will be liable to prosecution.

“The DSS will, no doubt, continue to collaborate with all well meaning stakeholders to ensure that peace and order are maintained, not only in Kogi State but every part of the country.”

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