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DSS Apprehends Govt Officials For Diversion, Sells Of Palliative In Open Market

Some of the arrested suspects are members of the government officials and their their accomplices..

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The Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, said it intercepted a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable.

VerseNews reports that this was made known in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of DSS, Peter Afunanya, Ph.D.

According to the statement, the Service undertook investigations after receiving reports from some state governments on the matter.

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Some of the arrested suspects are members of the government officials and their their accomplices in the markets, notably Modern Market Lafia, where the items were being resold.

“The Department of State Services (DSS) has received reports from some State Governments relating to diversion or sale of palliatives meant for their citizens.

“Consequently, the Service undertook investigations in that regard and has recovered some of the items as well as apprehended the suspects.

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“While this operation is ongoing in other states, the Service has for instance, intercepted a suspected criminal syndicate in Nasarawa State responsible for the diversion and sale of the palliatives meant for the vulnerable in the place.

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

“The suspects have, however, been handed over for appropriate disciplinary measures.
The Service, therefore, calls on members of the public who may have information relating to this emerging trend to report same to the relevant security agencies for necessary action,”
the statement reads.

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