Saturday, 8 June 2013

SSS, Military Police Raid Late Ciroman Keffi’s Abuja Residence

A combined team of State Security Service (SSS) and military police personnel last night raided the Asokoro, Abuja residence of Late Hassan Agwai Mohammed (Ciroman Keffi), claiming to be searching for illegal Chadian immigrants.
The security personnel who arrived the residence at about 9 p.m. in four trucks belonging to the Directorate of State Security (DSS), one military truck and a bus, ordered the arrest of all the occupants of the duplex, three bungalows and an adjourning mosque in the residence.
One of the sons of the late Ciroman Keffi, Hussein, who confirmed the incident to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, said that the security personnel, forced all of us out of the house and ordered us to lay face down. This did not include the females. They searched the whole buildings which lasted for about forty-five minutes.
Continuing, Hussein said that all the males, including those who were in the adjourning mosque numbering 15, were ordered into the bus and were taken to the DSS headquarters in Asokoro.
At the office, we were asked to tell them the persons who reside in the houses within the premises. They separated us from those who stay in the mosque. After questioning, only seven of us were released. As I am talking to you now, the others are yet to be released, Hussein said.
Attempts to reach the spokesperson of the DSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar, a Deputy Director, last night was not successful as she neither picked her calls nor responded to the text message sent to her mobile phone.
Before his death, the Late Ciroman Keffi served the country in various capacities; as a minister of the federal republic, ambassador and chairman, Petroleum Products Marketing Commission