The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegation that its operatives were involved in the killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, widower of former Information Minister, Dora.
Reports from social media and a video claimed that the DSS was responsible for the killing of Dr. Akunyili, a medical doctor.
In a statement on Wednesday, Dr. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, described the claim as “spurious and illogical.”
The statement read, “The attention of the service has been drawn to an allegation that its operatives killed Dr. Chike Akunyili.
“It was also alleged that the DSS murdered security escorts at Nkpor, in Anambra, 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 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,” he said.
The statement also said that the service and sister agencies would track down those behind the breakdown of law and order and bring them to justice.
The Next Edition reported that gunmen reportedly killed Dr. Akunyili at Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra Tuesday evening on his way from a function organised in honour of his late wife.