Some lawyers, under the aegis of the Akwa Ibom Lawyers Forum in Abuja, have asked the leadership of the Department of State Service to quickly investigate the alleged invasion of the Akwa Ibom State Government House in Uyo by its operatives and make its report public.
But they also condemned what they described as “the incessant attack by the Peoples Democratic Party on the Department of State Security Service” for performing its lawful duties.
Coordinator of the forum, Mr. Leo Ekpeyong, who along with some other members of the forum, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday, said the group’s findings had shown that the DSS did not invade the Akwa Ibom Governor’s official residence, but a guest house of the Akwa Ibom State Government.
Ekpeyong said, “We urge the leadership of the DSS under the able leadership of Mallam Lawal Daura, who has brought to bear professionalism and expertise in the discharge of its duties to expedite action in the course of this investigation. We urge the leadership of the DSS to complete its investigation speedily and let Nigerians know the outcome.
“The safety of lives and property of Nigerians cannot be negotiated for any reason whatsoever. We urge the leadership of the DSS to make public the outcome of its investigation as soon as it is concluded so that Nigerians will know the true state of affairs because it is clear that only the guilty are afraid.”
One of the PDP’s top figures, the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, only on Friday criticised the DSS for the alleged invasion into the Akwa Ibom State Government House.
He warned the PDP against unnecessary attack on the security agency.