Emefiele: DSS Action a Dent on Govt, punish operatives – Fayose to Tinubu

Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State has condemned the official irresponsibility of the Department of State Services, DSS in court yesterday. He urged President Bola Tinubu to curb the excesses of the DSS immediately. Fayose said operatives of the DSS involved in the fight with their counterpart from the Nigeria Correctional Services after the arraignment of former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, should be made to face justice. He noted that the action of the DSS was affecting Tinubu’s administration, hence the erring operatives should be dwelt with. DSS operatives and prison officers had a face-off after Emefiele’s arraignment at the Federal High Court in Lagos. The fight broke out as DSS forcefully grabbed him from prison officers back into their custody. The court had granted Emefiele N20 million bail. Reacting to the face-off, Fayose said Tinubu should act against the power-drunk DSS operatives. Tweeting, Fayose wrote: “The DSS act of lawlessness at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos today, should be condemned by all lovers of democracy and rule of law in the country.“It is painful that the DSS is yet to come to terms with the fact that the President of Nigeria today, is a product of struggles for democracy and won’t superintend over any act of lawlessness.“The actions of the DSS today, is no doubt bringing a negative image to the government and I’m sure that President Tinubu will act swiftly to curb their excesses so that they don’t give his government a bad name just as they did to the immediate past government. This is a function of failed or power drunk leadership in the DSS. It’s time for the President to act.“No doubt, I am not a fan of Emefiele’s actions as CBN Governor which threw Nigerians into untold hardships with the politically motivated change of Naira notes. However, it behoves on leaders of this country to speak out against acts capable of undermining democracy and rule of law.“Nigeria is under civil authority and security agencies, especially the DSS should be properly guided to purge themselves of this display of overzealousness.“The DSS men that participated in today’s show of shame should be promptly brought to book. More so that it happened within the sacred premises of the court.“Most importantly, restructuring of the Organization is imperative for a today Nigeria that is desirous of deepening democratic governance.”