The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said it has no court case against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
The DSS, in a statement by its Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, sent to Akelicious, blamed the misconception on a newspaper, which reported a court order out of context.
This newspaper learned that the purported court order was over alleged non-declaration of assets by Prof Yakubu.
The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to a 5th January, 2023 online publication in which it reported that “Court Stops DSS from Arresting INEC Chairman”.
“The Service has discovered that the newspaper skewed what transpired in the Court and reported it out of context,” the statement by the DSS reads.
“It is against this backdrop that the Service pointed out its disapproval to the Editorial authorities of the Newspaper. The outfit, which though, argued that what was reported in its online version was different from the hard copy, promised to address the concerns raised but did not.
“This statement, however, becomes important to guide public understanding and perception, especially that the said report is misleading.
It falsely left an impression that the Service went to Court against the INEC Chairman.”