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JUST IN: DSS apprehends suspects over diversion of palliatives

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it has arrested some suspects over the diversion of palliatives meant to alleviate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

SOLACEBASE reports that the DSS in a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, announced this on X (formerly Twitter) handle.

The DSS said its officials went into action after receiving reports from some state governments relating to the diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.

Consequently, the investigations the Service undertook in that regard helped them to recover some of the items as well as apprehend the suspects.

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The Service said that while this operation is ongoing in other states, the DSS has also intercepted a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable.


“Among those suspects are officials of the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) and their accomplices in the markets, notably Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold,” It said.

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“The suspects have, however, been handed over for appropriate disciplinary measures.

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The DSS spokesman called on members of the public who may have information relating to this emerging trend to report the same to the relevant security agencies for necessary action.

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