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11 sins of sacked DSS boss Lawal Daura

11 sins of sacked DSS boss Lawal Daura
August 08
08:01 2018

Denting President Muhammadu Buhari’s image

Overruling Buhari, Osinbajo on crucial matters, such as the $43.45million recovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos and confirmation of Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

Alleged disrespect for court orders on ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki and Ibrahim el-Zakzaky as well as the detention of Jones Abiri

Determining who to see (or pray with) Buhari

Unauthorised deployment of operatives / sting operations against Supreme Court Justices, National Assembly, ex-DSS boss Kayode Are

Alleged interference in the affairs of other security agencies, especially the EFCC

Alleged refusal to take orders from NSA Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno

Row over freedom for Chibok and Dapchi girls

Romance with National Assembly officers

Alleged hostility to the media

Usurpation of anti-graft agencies’ functions

Department of State Services (DSS) Director-General Lawal Musa Daura was sacked yesterday for allegedly denting the image and democratic credentials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired Daura for deploying DSS operatives to lay  siege to the National Assembly.

The deployment was considered by the Presidency to be “contemptuous” of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

The DSS was suspected to have worked with some principal officers of the National Assembly “to embarrass the Presidency”.

Daura is believed to be “very close” to a principal officer of the National Assembly, which has been at loggerheads with the Executive.

The siege to the National Assembly came few hours after Osinbajo brokered an understanding for the lawmakers to reconvene and consider the supplementary budget to avoid a shutdown of the government.

Neither Buhari nor Osinbajo was informed of the deployment of DSS operatives, it was learnt.

The Presidency is said to have ordered Daura’s detention. He is also to be disarmed.

The police and other security agencies were combing Daura’s office and residences as at the time of filing this report last night.

Daura was consumed yesterday by the political intrigues in the country. He was fired with immediate effect .

Daura was summoned to the Presidential Villa by the Acting President a few minutes before his sack was announced.

He was directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the DSS until further notice.

The source attributed the removal of Daura to lack of synergy among security agencies, especially between the National Security Adviser

“He does not have respect for the National Security Adviser, Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno and he refused to report, to him while in office. This caused a huge gap in inter-security agencies’ coordination.

His irreconcilable differences with Monguno got to a stage that a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayo Oke, had to intervene on why they should forgive each other to ensure a seamless security coordination. The two security chiefs agreed to work together but the truce collapsed.

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