With many allegations circulating about the drama that ensued in the Kano State Gubernatorial Election Tribunal, the DSS has come out to deny claims of its involvement in manipulating the judges.

File photo of DSS officials

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied a report that its operatives arrested one of the Tribunal judges that ruled on the Kano State gubernatorial election.


The Chief Press Secretary of the Kano State governor, Sanusi Bature, in an interview with Channels Television, alleged that judges of the Kano State Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal were intimidated and arrested by security agencies.

Bature said: “there is no reason why the DSS can arrest a judge without any suspicion.


“The DSS arrested one of the judges that delivered the judgement in Kano and I believe that is intimidation.

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“Even this virtual judgement they delivered, we do not know where they delivered it from. Probably, they delivered the judgement under duress or whatever, I am not sure.

“We do not know the location from which they delivered the judgement and we do not know their condition because we could only see them on the screen”.

But while speaking to PRNigeria on telephone, the DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya, denied the claim by the Kano governor’s spokesperson.

Afunanya said: “This is a very ridiculous statement. Arresting judges for what reason? It is not true, please”.



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