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DSS Dispels Death Rumour Of Ekiti Assembly Member

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By The Nation Newspaper

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja on Thursday dispelled the rumoured death of Mr Akanni Afolabi, a member of the Ekiti House of Assembly arrested by the service.

Presenting Afolabi before newsmen, Mr Abdullahi Garba, an official of the DSS, said that the member was duly invited by the service over some breaches bordering on state security.

He said that the breaches falls under the purview of the services to investigate.

Garba said that the briefing became necessary in order to debunk the rumour being spread in Ekiti by some mischief makers.

“You can see that Akanni Afolabi is hale and hearty,” he said.

“Nigerians and Ekiti people in particular are convinced to see that Afolabi is hale and hearty as being presented to the press today,” he said.

Garba said investigation was still ongoing on the matter, adding that the service has not received any court order for his release.

He warned that the service would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against any one or persons that may engage in violent actions.

“The DSS, therefore, warns all those who have planned to make a meat out of this to desist from it and steer clear from trouble,” he said.

Garba assured all abiding Ekiti residents of adequate security and urged them to go about their normal businesses.

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