Killing Of Sound Engineer: DSS Dismisses Online Publication As Fake

By Frank Oshanugor

The Department of State Services (DSS) has described as false an online publication authored by one Adio Oluwole Bashir who claimed to be a former staff of the Secret Service who led the team that arrested suspected killers of David Imoh, a sound engineer allegedly murdered on 12th May, 2022 at Lekki, Lagos State.

Bashir has further alleged that the suspects who were of Hausa extraction were exchanged with Christians from the Southern part of Nigeria who are mainly of Ibo and Yoruba extraction.

In the light of this grave, the Service in a statement on Monday said that Bashir was neither a serving nor retired staff on its pay roll. “Besides, his writing style and use of paraphernalia gave him out as fake and an impostor. Findings have, however, revealed that his aim is to ignite an ethno-religious conflict. His co-conspirators are elements of separatist groups who are desirous of achieving the same objective as well as pitting security agencies against one another.”

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has issued an unambiguous statement on the entire episode. The Command’s clarification should guide

public understanding of what actually transpired. Dragging the DSS which never participated in the operation at Lekki into his skewed account exposes the lies and intentions of Adio Oluwole Bashir and his cohorts.”

The Service further stated that the write-up was completely false and it frowned at the calculated effort to use its name for malicious purposes. It has therefore requested the public to disregard the misleading narrative.

The Service has also warned “those bent on throwing the country into violence to retrace their steps and give peace a chance. While it reaffirms its commitment to continue to work with sister agencies to ensure lasting peace in the country, it will also not hesitate to bring to book those determined to break the law.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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