President Buhari’s official driver, Sai’du Afaka, was allegedly tortured to death by the Department of State Services, according to sources.
On Tuesday, April 6, Afaka’s death was announced. Afaka died in the statehouse hospital after a long illness, according to a statement released by president aide Garba Shehu.
According to an online publication, he was arrested after it was discovered that he had deceived the President into signing a multi-million naira deal. According to the paper, he was apprehended by DSS police, tortured, and dumped at the State House Clinic, where he died.
However, in a statement released on Wednesday night, April 7, the DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, said the secret police never arrested Afaka and asked the public to disregard the fake news spewed by the online platform.
”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 in part read