IGP, Idris deserts DSS DG over NASS invasion
Sister security agency, the Nigerian Police Force, has disowned the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS) Daura Lawal over the DSS attempt to shut-down the National Assembly earlier on Tuesday.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, exonerated the Nigeria Police Force of taking part whatsoever in the ‘attempted coup’.
Idris stated this after a closed-door meeting with the acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
He said the blockage of the NASS complex was a surprise to him, adding that the police would soon issue a statement on the incident.
“Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release,’’ he said.
Osinbajo had on Tuesday sacked the Director General, Department of State Service, Lawal Daura, with immediate effect, over the invasion of the premises of the National Assembly.
Osinbajo condemned the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.’’
He maintained that the “unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.’’
The acting President assured Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus who participated in this travesty would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.
The sacked DSS boss had earlier met behind closed door with the acting president with the IGP Idris and the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, in attendance.