Alleged Shooting in Also Rock: DSS, police begin probe

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Following an alleged shooting at the Ask Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Thursday evening, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police High Command have begun full investigations into the alleged shooting by the police personnel attached to the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.

Security source, who revealed this said all the personnel involved in the incident were still being detained on the orders of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha  Buhari, on Friday, cried out that her staff members were being detained by the police.

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The development came amidst online reports that some of the First Lady’s aides had been arrested on the orders of a Personal Assistant to the President, who according to an online newspaper, had travelled to Lagos in violation of President Buhari’s subsisting order stopping inter-state movements because of COVID-19.

Mrs Buhari’s security aides were said to have asked him to self-quarantine for 14 days before he could be allowed back into the Villa, a demand that reportedly led to the disagreement which led to the arrest of the aides of the First Lady who were said to have fired shots into the air.

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Consequently, the IGP Adamu was said to have visited the Presidential Villa on Friday for an on the spot assessment after which he reportedly ordered the arrest and detention of the police personnel involved and immediately instituted a high powered investigation panel to look into the matter.

The source added that the police chief also made arrangements for the replacement of the arrested aides of the wife of the president but doubted if the arrangement was accepted by her.

The source, however, disclosed that the Department of State Service, which is responsible for the security of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, has instituted its own independent investigation into the matter.

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