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DSS didn’t raid our offices for documents against Tinubu – CCB

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DSS didn’t raid our offices for documents against Tinubu – CCB

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Code of Conduct Bureau, on Sunday, denied that operatives of the Department of State Services raided its offices.

A report had alleged on Friday that DSS operatives “removed” all incriminating files relating to Tinubu and close aides from ICPC and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

But CCB Director of Education and Advocacy Services, Daniel Okafor, in a statement on Sunday, described the publication as “misleading”.

The statement read, “While the CCB would have preferred to ignore the write-up given the unprofessional manner the story was put together, doing so will give the tale some value and help the writers achieve their aim of misinforming and misleading the general public about an event that happened only in their minds.

“The CCB wishes to state unequivocally that at no time did the DSS or any apparatus of the federal government of Nigeria carry out any raid or search for incriminating documents on the president and his associates at its head office in Abuja or any of the offices in the states and the FCT.

“It is also necessary to state clearly that at no time since this government assumed office on 29th May 2023 was any directive received from the federal government of Nigeria to cover up any matter regarding the president and his associates as conveyed by the publication.

“The general public is therefore urged to disregard the publication as fake news because it has no iota of truth and evidence.

“The CCB, however, reassures the Nigerian people that as a foremost anti-corruption agency, it will continue to discharge its functions as contained under paragraph 3 of part 1 of the third schedule of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, as amended.”

Recall that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission had also dismissed similar claim that the DSS raided its offices.