I Approved AGF Malami’s Meeting With Maina–DSS Boss

By Ikenga Chronicles December 1, 2017

I Approved AGF Malami’s Meeting With Maina–DSS Boss

The Director-General of the State Security Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, says he endorsed the meeting between the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and Abdulrasheed Maina, abroad.

Daura stated this on Thursday before the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating Maina’s controversial reinstatement and promotion in the civil service.

“The Attorney General of the Federation sometime in 2016 or 2015 (can’t remember the exact day) because it was not through a formal document, placed a call to me when he was outside the country and requested me my approval on a request he got through a source that Maina wanted to meet him.”

“He wanted me to advise him whether to agree to see Maina or not in that foreign country.”

“I responded to the Attorney General that he should accept to see Maina but he should not see him alone.”

“He should see him with a third party,” Daura said.

On the accusation of the SSS shielding Maina, Daura said Maina had approached the service with a letter alleging threat to his life and therefore requested for protection.

He said, “the letter was scrutinised and fears expressed by Maina were also to a large extent established.”

Daura said the service decided to look into the matter so as to protect Maina.

“Because of the right to life which is guaranteed by our constitution universally recognized, Maina’s case was directed to be looked into so as not to allow his life to be in jeopardy.”

Daura said no agency, including the EFCC, wrote the SSS seeking to arrest Maina.