The Department of State Services (DSS) has started an investigation into the shooting and killing of Ifeanyi Okereke, a newspaper vendor by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Peter Afunanya, a public relations officer of the Service confirmed in a statement on Friday 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the Speaker, Afunanya said that the personnel in question has been suspended from his Convoy, the Service has further withdrawn him from the assignment.
Afunanya further said, “As part of its disciplinary procedures in the instance, he has been taken into detention. In addition, the Service has opened a detailed investigation into the matter.
“While it pledges to be transparent and accountable in handling this, it is liaising with appropriate authorities to achieve this objective.”
He said, “The Service condoles with the family of the deceased and his loved ones. It has promised a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident and will surely keep to this.”