DSS Denies Killing Mr. Akunyili

DSS denies allegation of killing Dr Chike Akunyili | All Nigerian Newspapers

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Department of State Services (DSS), has denied insinuation linking the Service to the gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili.

The rebuttal is coming after a social media video has claimed that the DSS was responsible for the attack on the medical doctor, who was killed in Anambra by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.

Spokesman of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement on  Wednesday, described the claim as “spurious and illogical”.

“The attention of the service has been drawn to an allegation that its operatives killed Dr Chike Akunyili.

“It was also alleged that the DSS murdered security escorts at Nkpor, in Anambra, on 28th September, 2021.

“The service hereby denies these allegations and wishes to clearly state that they are spurious and illogical. There was no basis for the DSS to kill the medical doctor and/or fellow law enforcement agents. The service cherishes life and believes in the rule of law.

“The public should be wary of the false narratives by those desirous of using it (the Service), to cover up their heinous acts.’’

Afunanya, cautioned the public to be wary of hostile elements behind the gruesome murder.

“The operations of these hostile elements are already well known in the public space and to the discerning,” he said.

He said that the service and sister agencies would not relent in tracking down those behind the breakdown of law and order so as to bring them to justice.

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