Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has placed sacked Director General of Department of State Security (DSS) Lawal Daura, under house arrest in Abuja.
The house arrest followed investigation of the ex-DSS boss for acts capable of breaching public peace including harassing and intimidating members of the National Assembly.
According to the report of an investigation into the invasion and blockade of the National Assembly by DSS operatives signed by the IGP and addressed to Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo dated August 8, 2018, the IGP said Daura abused his powers by acting alone to embarrass the government.
The report found that Daura, who had been questioned by a Commissioner of Police at the headquarters of the force in Abuja before being placed under house arrest, refused to inform any sister agencies and the office of the Acting President of any development that would necessitate a blockade at NASS.
Noting that Daura “acted alone”, the IGP demanded release of all DSS operatives used in the exercise for interrogatiom as part of continued investigation into the matter.
The IGP also faulted claims by Daura, in his confessional, that the action was necessitated by need to prevent an alleged plot to infiltrate NASS and cause a breach of security.
He said none of the hooded and armed DSS operatives used in the blockade is an ordinance expert that could identify and deactivate an improvised explosive device.
The IGP also asked that the DSS operatives release their telephones, computers, and other communication gadgets for analysis.
He however did not say if Daura will be charged before a court for security breach and abuse of office.
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