Stop Flouting Court Orders, Former Military President Babangida Warns DSS

Former Nigeria Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has issued a strong warning to the Department of State Services (DSS) to stop flouting court orders. Babangida on Friday, said that the secret police which was created in 1986 has to stop flouting court orders. The Department of State Services (DSS) has been warned to stop disobeying court orders amid allegations that the secret police has become notorious for not obeying rulings.

The former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida cautioned DSS during an interview with Arise TV on Friday, Ibrahim Babangida has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) to stop disobeying court orders. The elder statesman said the agency which was established under his military rule in 1986 has to stop flouting court orders.

General Babangida who is also known as IBB served as Nigeria’s head of state between 1985 and 1993. An analysis published by Premium Times revealed that DSS headed by a director-general has become notorious for disobeying court orders. There have been several instances where the secret police flouted court rulings under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Earlier, DSS denied arresting and detaining some Nigerians on the orders of powerful citizens in the country. The secret service said it has been monitoring the standard operating procedure on the Criminal Justice Administration. DSS was reacting to a comment by a former media aide to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Olusegun Adeniyi.

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