By Rasaq Adebayo
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied torturing the late President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, Sa’idu Afaka, to death as reported by an online platform.
In a statement by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Afunanya, the agency claimed that the driver was neither arrested or detained by the Service let alone torturing him, adding that the agency does not torture suspects.
Afunanya said suspect’s handling method by the agency is usually in compliance with the tenets of criminal justice administration system and democracy.
The statement read in part: “It may be recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had on 6th April, 2021 announced the passing of Afaka after a prolonged illness as well as the condolences of the President to his family.
“The public should, therefore, disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform.”