Dr. Peter Afunanya, Spokesperson, Department of State Services (DSS), has said, operatives of the Service are not responsible for the gruesome murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili in Anambra state.
Dr. Akunyili, the husband of late NAFDAC boss, Prof. Dora Akunyili was killed in Anambra state by unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening.
According to Afunanya, the allegation that its operatives killed Dr. Chike Akunyili is not true.
He said, “The Service was alerted to a social media video claiming that the “Nigerian DSS” murdered security escorts at Nkpor, Anambra State on 28th September 2021.
“The Service hereby denies these allegations and wishes to clearly state that they are spurious and illogical. There was no basis for the DSS to kill the Medical Doctor and or fellow law enforcement agents. The Service cherishes life and believes in the rule of law.
“The public should therefore be wary of the false narratives by those desirous of using it (the Service) to cover up their heinous acts. The operations of these hostile elements are already well known in the public space and to the discerning.
“Moreover, their desperate effort to divert attention or deploy reverse psychology to deceive unsuspecting members of the public has become a stock in trade that has defined their patterns and trends. It is a matter of time before the law will catch up with them.”
Meanwhile, the Service and other sister agencies, Afunanya assured will not relent in tracking down those behind the breakdown of law and order in parts of the country with a view to bringing them to justice.