DSS denies torturing Buahri’s aide to death
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied culpability in the death of Sa’idu Afaka, driver to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) who was speculated to have been tortured to death.
The Public Relations Officer of DSS, Peter Afunanya, insisted Afaka was never arrested or detained by the Service.
The spokesman said “it is a known fact” that the agency does not torture suspects.
“Its suspect handling method is usually in compliance with the tenets of the criminal justice administration system and democracy,” he said.
Afunanya referred to the announcement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who confirmed that Afaka died after a protracted illness in the State House Clinic, Abuja.
The DSS reportedly arrested Afaka months ago and tortured him for allegedly tricking Buhari to sign a fraudulent document linked to oil contracts.
Afaka was allegedly abandoned in an apartment in Aso Rock till he became sick.
The state police was accused of moving him to the State House Clinic, where he died, instead of a hospital for proper medical treatment.