Details Of How The Deposed Director General Of The Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, Plotted And Executed The NASS Invation
The lawmakers had planned to consider the N228 billion budget submitted by Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2019 general elections and other critical spending approvals for the country during the aborted emergency sitting.
According to Vanguard, Lawal Daura, that the sacked DSS boss, who is from the same town with President Muhammadu Buhari, sent not less than 100 heavily armed DSS operatives to cordon off the National Assembly premises a few hours to the meeting.
Also gathered was that to ensure that the operations was foul-proof, Daura handed the 100-strong team over to the command of a senior operative, an assistant director, to lead the operation.
The operatives, who were withdrawn from their locations at 1am on Tuesday, were said to have been unaware of why they were hurriedly relocated, where they were being deployed to and the purpose until they arrived the precincts of the imposing National Assembly complex in the wee hours.
Although Daura had informed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of the massive deployment of DSS operatives to lay siege to the NASS, begging him to support the operation with his men, the IGP declined.
“What the IGP told Daura was that he had enough police officers and men currently manning the NASS and did not need to deploy more personnel there,” the top official confirmed today
“That was the explanation, which the IGP also tendered to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, who summoned both Daura and Idris to the Villa to explain their roles in the siege on the NASS,” the source added.
“The acting President was convinced that the IGP did not mobilize his men to the legislature and that was why he was not sacked along with the DG DSS,” the source explained.