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Why DSS Didn’t Arrest Datti-Ahmed Over His Comment Against Tinubu – Mike Ejiofor



A former Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mike Ejiofor has revealed why the Labour Party vice presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed wasn’t arrested.

Why DSS Didn't Arrest Datti-Ahmed Over His Comment Against Tinubu - Mike Ejiofor

KanyiDaily recalls Datti-Ahmed spoke against the inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, saying his victory in the February 25 election was unconstitutional.

Datti Ahmed, who spoke in an interview with Channels Television, also stated that the inauguration of Tinubu on May 29 could be the end of democracy in Nigeria.

His comment stirred reactions across Nigeria, with APC campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo petitioning the DSS to arrest and prosecute Datti Ahmed for “incitement and treasonable felony”.

Speaking on the matter during an interview with on Arise TV on Friday, Mike Ejiofor said Baba-Ahmed was not arrested because the DSS lacked concrete evidence to summon him.

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He said, “For the vice president of the labour party, I listened to his interview, and since it has gone viral, he made a personal statement which he is entitled to. But if he goes ahead, I believe that the SSS, if they have any evidence of pursuing that to its logical conclusion, action will be taken because nobody is above the law.

“In fact, this morning, as I was going through my WhatsApp messages, I also saw a similar thing attributed to the former vice-president in 2015, it was in Channels Television, Seun Okinbaloye, when he was asking a similar question when they said that they would form a parallel government then the government did not do anything.

“So why this particular one? I can tell you that the SSS would continue to monitor events as they unfold, and anybody, no matter how highly placed or how old you are, would be brought before the law. I believe the vice presidential candidate made a statement, and the SSS has not had any concrete evidence. I am expressing my opinion to have invited him; otherwise, they would have invited him.

“You recall what I told you earlier? The statement is also credited to the former vice president and the statement made by the SSS warning politicians to desist from the issue of the interim government because the interim government is not only unconstitutional, it is illegal. So if the SSS had come to arrest either the Labour Party vice presidential candidate, you know, the conflagration it would have also brought to the country. So we manage our sensibility and see how we can handle this without compromising the standard of security.”

KanyiDaily recalls that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) had slammed a N5m fine on Channels Television over the controversial interview with Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.

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