DSS Arrests Operatives For Robbing Bureau De Change Of N310m Allegedly Belonging To Saraki
The Department of State Security Service (DSS), has reportedly arrested some of its operatives said to have participated in the robbery of about N310 million from a Bureau De Change.
Online platform SharaReporters made the revelation via its twitter account on Sunday.
The news site however added that the money stolen by the arrested DSS operatives belong to Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“Department of State Security has arrested some of its men that partook in the robbery of a Bureau De Change up to the tune of N310m,” the SaharaReporters twitter account twitted.
It added: “State Security arrest of its men for N310m robbery of a Bureau De Change is a great cover up as the money belongs to
SharaReporters went further to release photographs of the arrested men as seen above with a quote saying “DSS men who partook in the robbery of N310million from a Bureau De Change operators for SP
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DSS Give Names Of Arrested Operatives, Say Others At Large.
The Department of State Services (DSS) as as as names of its operatives arrested in connection with the robbery of a Bureau De Change in Abuja on November 20 and made away with N310 million naira as Abdulrasheed Ahmadu Maigari and George Mwatapwa Ibbi.
Three agents of the Service who also participated in the robbery are still at large, the DSS said in a statement.
It also confirmed that the military authorities have commenced a detailed investigation of five of its personnel involved in the crime.
According to the statement, Abdulrasheed Ahmadu Maigari of the DSS, conspired with four other colleagues of his namely Solomon Inusa, Peter Okoye, Patrick Ishaya and George Mwatapwa Ibbi, to carry out this reprehensible act while the five military personnel were led by one Capt. Hussein Ishaku Mshelia.
Maigari and Ibbi have both been arrested by the DSS while Mshelia has been arrested by the Army authorities.
The DSS futher said in the statement that “efforts are ongoing to apprehend those still at large. A total of Sixty-Six Million Four Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty-five Naira (N66,437,445.00) and Six Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($6,200) have so far been recovered, while efforts are being made to recover the remaining amounts. It is to be noted that security agencies now act in concert, thus the joint investigation undertaken with the Police, Army and the DSS.
“This action of the Service is in line with the posture of the current Administration and DSS management focus on professionalism, transparency and accountability. Those so far arrested have been suspended pending the completion of investigations. For the avoidance of doubt, the Service wants to reiterate its commitment to the basic ideals and principles as established by its forebears and will not spare anyone found to be contravening the rules and regulations or the laws of the land.
“We therefore encourage members of the public with useful information that could lead to the arrest of those at large to volunteer same to the Service or other security agency. The DSS also wishes to use this opportunity to assure all law abiding citizens of their safety and urge them to partner with the Service in the smooth discharge of its responsibilities.”