The Department of State Services, FCT Command, on June 12, 2021, allegedly invaded the Abuja residence of an anti corruption activist, George Uboh, without prior notification or invitation, with the intention of treating him like a common criminal.
Unfortunately, they did not meet him at home, but had to leave lasting marks by shooting his doors, ransacking his entire living rooms and offices and carting away valuable documents.
The DSS went ahead to arrest some of Uboh’s workers and took away the DVR so that the evidence of their activities could not be on record; however, a recording of their post-action footage has been made as evidence.
Meanwhile, some anti corruption crusaders who spoke on the incident condemned the act in strong terms, describing it as undemocratic and even perpetrated on a Democracy Day (June 12).
They affirmed that they would go to any length to challenge the authoritarian and excessive use of force by the DSS whose function was supposed to be more of intelligence and interrogation on the basis of investigation.
“The victim, George Uboh is a known citizen of Nigeria, a passionate activist cum whistle-blower. For him to be treated like a common criminal by the DSS means that nobody is safe in this dictatorial government”, they posited.