The sacked Director General of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, has confessed that he deployed hooded Operatives of the Secret Service to the National Assembly complex, on Tuesday, based on intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the Federal Legislative complex.
His confession was disclosed in the interim investigation report submitted by the Inspector- General of Police, IGP, Idris Ibrahim, to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
In the report, the IGP argued that Daura carried out the siege on the National Assembly, without the approval of the Acting President.
“The former Director-General, Department of State Security Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, acted unilaterally, without informing the Presidency. He did not share or intimate other Security Agencies on the unlawful operations”, Idris said in the report.
The IGP, added that the purported intelligence report by Daura, cannot be substantiated, as the personnel deployed were not EOD, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, experts or specialist in this regard.
Masked and unmasked DSS Operatives laid siege to the National Assembly, on Tuesday, halting Lawmakers and staff from gaining entry into the complex.
A female Member of the House of Representatives, Boma Goodhead, from Rivers State, PDP, confronted the DSS men laying siege at the National Assembly, daring them to shoot her.
The Acting President, who sacked Daura over the invasion, described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex, as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law, and all acceptable notions of law and order.
The Leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives, also condemned the siege as a “coup against democracy”.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, hailed the invasion, in what it called ‘timely intervention’ of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, in scuttling the plot by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to cause chaos at the National Assembly, on Tuesday.