A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, has remarked on the viral video showing men in suits conveying armed thugs in a black Sports Utility Vehicle to attack protesters.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Amarachee said that the men in suits were not DSS officials but aides to a senator.
“I don’t want to follow the style of the army where they said people can buy uniforms and wear them and come out. If you wear a dark suit and tie and drive a black SUV, many people would say that is the DSS but I actually inquired about that.
“I called the headquarters to find out. Those people were working for a particular senator. And if that is the case, I think they should (arrest them). If anybody tries to impersonate security personnel, he should be arrested immediately.
“Don’t allow it to happen and then you go ahead and then do inquiries or panels or whatever. I know a lot of people impersonating SSS, taking letters to different places have been arrested and they have been dealt with immediately. Those people you are referring to were not SSS officials.” he said.
According to him, just as the DSS had been able to identify and arrest impersonators, the Nigerian Army should to do the same rather than claim that those who opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll plaza may have been impersonators.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, some thugs are seen jumping into a black Prado driven by a man in a suit on Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Wuse 2.
The vehicle is seen reversing unto Hospital Avenue and then the doors are flung open while thugs wielding stones and sticks run riot.
Another vehicle, which is a black Range Rover, soon joins the thugs while four buses filled with thugs park on the roadside as more thugs alight from the buses.
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