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Gbajabiamila petitions DSS over ‘false’ accusations

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) urging it to investigate what he described…

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) urging it to investigate what he described as “false allegations and sustained campaign of calumny” against him.

Gbajabiamila, while lamenting that the campaign had been injurious to his personality, specifically directed the petition, dated January 9, 2024 to the Director-General of the secret police, Yusuf Buchi.

The petition was titled: “Request for Investigation of False Allegations and Sustained Campaign of Calumny Against my Person by Unknown Elements”.

The letter detailed a six-month-long effort by unidentified individuals or groups using social media to spread unfounded accusations of corruption, malfeasance, and abuse of office against Gbajabiamila.

The spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, could not be immediately reached last night for confirmation, but a senior officer of the DSS confirmed that the petition was received.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives called for the prompt intervention of security agencies to uncover those behind the false allegations.

Gbajabiamila also emphasized that while he is inclined to ignore such attacks as typical political mischief, his role as Chief of Staff to the President obliges him to take action. 

The letter partly read, “Rather than hide behind the anonymity of the internet, let my accusers be unmasked to substantiate their claims or face the consequences of their libel against me.”

He also attached a selection of what he termed “the more egregious attacks of the past few months” to assist security agencies in their investigations. 

 

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