Breaking: DSS discovers plan to infiltrate its ranks, issues warning about anti-Emefiele protest

After Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was detained, the Department of State Services (DSS) claims that there were plots to infiltrate its ranks.

The secret police claimed to have unearthed a scheme by some people to launch a defamation campaign against it and the Federal Government.

The DSS’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, revealed this in a statement on Saturday. He said pro-Emefiele groups plan to assemble in the coming week at various locations in Abuja and Lagos with placards that criticize the Service and the Government and demand the immediate release of the banker from the Delta.

The statement reads in full

“The Service is, therefore, aware of a cheap propaganda aimed at demotivating and distracting it from professionally executing the onerous responsibilities assigned to it.

“It has also noted the misleading commentaries, speculative narratives, storylines and videos being circulated in the social media by uninformed parties, critics and/or desperadoes. It is mindful of orchestrations to infiltrate its fold for the purpose of using disloyal staff for subversive aims against its leadership.

“While these efforts are considered as hatchet jobs designed to distract, the Service warns the plotters to desist forthwith from their plans. This is more so that the arrow heads are already under watch and will be apprehended when and if it becomes necessary.

“It is instructive to state that the Service had granted the family of Emefiele, medical officials and appropriate persons access to him, right from the day he was taken in and long before the court order requesting so. The Service implements Standard Operating Procedures on Suspect Handling and Investigation to the latter. It conducts its affairs transparently, professionally and respects the rule of law in compliance with democratic governance.

“For the avoidance of doubt, it assures of its professionalism in the current matter(s) under its purview. It will, however, not be distracted or intimidated.”

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