Olaleye Aluko, Abuja
A former military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (Rtd), has called on the Federal Government not to stop at the sack of Daura, but to also investigate him over assets handed over to him at the agency.
Umar, in a statement on Friday, said the ex-DG had several questions to answer, as his three-year administration at the DSS was characterised by “routinely ignoring court orders” and abusing human rights.
The former DSS DG was fired last Tuesday by the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, after a siege to the National Assembly by armed operatives.
The former governor noted that in the interest of democracy, the action taken by the acting President, which was to sack Daura, must not stop halfway, as the government must also uncover the reasons behind Daura’s alleged manoeuvres at the agency.
Umar said, “Without a doubt, the summary dismissal of Alhaji Lawal Daura came as a big surprise to many people. It seemed to contradict the world order. In the last three years, Daura had marched from one audacious act of impunity to another. He had rudely defied the President and had routinely ignored court orders.
“Given all the distress created by the actions of Daura, the decision to sack him did not come a moment too soon. And yet, in the interest of our democracy, in order to guard against unexpected threats and conspiracies, the action taken by the acting President must not stop halfway.
“The government should seek to discover the motives as well as the explanation for some of the crazy manoeuvres. The questions should include the following; where and in what condition are all the assets handed over to Daura by the immediate past Director-General, Mr. Ita Ekpenyong? What are the reasons why Daura deployed DSS operatives and prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission officials from searching the residences of Ekpenyong and another former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke?
“Why did he continue to ignore court orders allowing several people detained by him to be released on bail?”
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