We did not arrest or torture Buhari’s late official driver – DSS

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied torturing Sa’id Afak, the president’s official driver, to death.

Public Relations Officer, Civil Service Department, National Headquarters, dr. Peter Afunanya said this in a statement late Wednesday night.

It reads: “The Ministry of State Services (DSS) denies the misleading news of the Sahara reporter that he tortured Sa’id Afak, the president’s official driver, to death.

“Although the mentioned driver was never arrested or detained by the service, it is a known fact that she does not torture the suspects.

“The method of dealing with the suspect is usually in line with the principles of the criminal justice and democracy system.

“We remind you that the senior special assistant to the president for media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, announced the passing of Afaka on April 6, 2021, after a long illness, as well as the president’s condolences to his family.

“The public should, therefore, ignore the fake news thrown out by the online platform.”