A statement released by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, says the erring officer has been taken into detention and promised to ensure that justice is served.
2. The Service hereby confirms that the suspect is one of its personnel deployed to the Speaker’s Convoy as a security detail. And as already stated by the Speaker that he has been suspended from his Convoy, the Service has further withdrawn him from the assignment. The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the allegation of shooting and killing of one Ifeanyi Okereke by a security aide of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Department of State Security DSS has confirmed the arrest and detainment of its officer, Abdullahi M. Hassan, attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who fired a gunshot that killed a vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke (pictured above), in Abuja on Thursday, November 19.