The Department of State Security (DSS) has said its operatives invaded the data office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Saturday following a petition it received about some activities of the company.
A text message by the spokesperson of the DSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar on Sunday issued to press men said the petition alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission’s permanent voter’s cards were being cloned at the outfit.
According to Ogar, the petition alleged that the “cloning” of the cards was with the intention of hacking into INEC’s data base, corrupting it and replacing them with the “cloned” data.
The statement said : “A petition was received by this Service about some activities at No. 10, Bola Ajibola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
“Based on this information, the Service placed the building under surveillance; and having been convinced that some unwholesome activities were going on in the building, it undertook a raid of the premises.
“In the process, some persons were arrested while a server, three hard drives, and 31 Ghana must go bags of hard copy documents were recovered and taken away for further investigation.
“It must be noted that the said location had no sign post indicating whether it was a private or government office”.