28 June 2012

Nigeria: SSS Dismisses Two Officials

The State Security Service (SSS) yesterday announced the dismissal of two officials for alleged involvement in an 'illegal operation in Akure.'

Details of the offences were not disclosed but the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, said in a statement yesterday that the two officials were sacked and transferred to the police for prosecution after they were found guilty of criminal activities.

"The service was alerted of the involvement of two of its auxiliary staff in an illegal operation in Akure, Ondo State, on June 14, 2012.

"After a preliminary investigation by the Service, the two staff - Owolabi Kolawole and Okunola Kayode - were handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution since their acts bordered on criminality.

"Subsequently, in line with the s ervice terms and conditions, they have since been dismissed from Service," Ogar said.

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