The Department of State Services (DSS) has discredit a report it tortured Sai’du Afaka, President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, to death.
In a statement on Wednesday night by DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya, the department said the report by an online news medium Saharareporters that it tortured the deceased was misleading.
The news site had reported that Mr Afaka misled the president into approving a multi-million naira contract which was later discovered by the DSS.
It further said the service arrested Afaka, tortured and subsequently dumped him at the State House Clinic where he died.
“While the said driver was never arrested or detained by the Service, it is a known fact that it does not torture suspects. Its suspect handling method is usually in compliance with the tenets of criminal justice administration system and democracy,” the statement by the DSS read.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had on Tuesday announced that Afaka died “after a prolonged illness.”
He also expressed the condolences of the president to the bereaved family.