By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
June 18 (Newshour.com.ng) – The Department of State Services (DSS), says it has identified persons and groups planning to stage campaigns of calumny against it and the Government over the suspension and ongoing investigation of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, said such groups intend to gather at different points in Abuja and Lagos in the coming week with placards depicting the Service and Government in bad light as well as calling for the immediate release of Emefiele.
The Service, noted that it is aware of a cheap propaganda aimed at demotivating and distracting it from professionally executing the onerous responsibilities assigned to it as well as the misleading commentaries, speculative narratives, storylines and videos being circulated in the social media by uninformed parties, critics and/or desperadoes.
According to the statement, the Service is mindful of orchestrations to infiltrate its fold for the purpose of using disloyal staff for subversive aims against its leadership describing these efforts as hatchet jobs designed to distract and therefore, warned the plotters to desist forthwith from their plans.
The statement disclosed that the arrow heads are already under watch and will be apprehended when and if it becomes necessary.
It also revealed that the Service had granted the Emefiele’s family, medical officials and appropriate persons access to him, right from the day he was taken in and long before the court order requesting it to do so.
The statement noted that thr Service implements Standard Operating Procedures on Suspect Handling and Investigation to the latter and conducts its affairs transparently, professionally and respects the rule of law in compliance with democratic governance.
The service further assured of its professionalism in the current matter(s) under its purview but will not be distracted or intimidated.