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Daura colluded with politicians to invade NASS — Police report

A report seen on Thursday shows that Lawal Musa Daura, the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) “acted a script of some highly placed politicians to achieve selfish political goals hence his unilateral and unlawful decision to invade the National Assembly complex” on Tuesday.

This is the outcome of a preliminary investigation by the police to acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

The report titled, ‘Interim Investigating Report on Criminal Conspiracy to Wit Trespass, Intimidation and Unlawful Invasion of the National Assembly Complex with Intent Likely to Cause Breach of Public Peace’, signed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said “that the suspect, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura, in his statement confessed and accepted to have deployed operatives of the State Security Service on a claim of intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle undisclosed dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly complex.

He did not inform the Acting President neither did he share the information with the Nigeria Police Force or other sister security agencies.”

The investigation led by Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, noted that “so many distinguished senators, honourable members and staff of the National Assembly, who wanted access to the National Assembly complex, suffered humiliation, intimidation and were forcefully chased out of the Assembly complex at gunpoint by operatives of the State Security Service wearing hoods and masks.”


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.