SPOKESPERSON of the Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, on Tuesday, said one of the political parties is after the Service for turning down N14 million bribe offered its officials in Osun State, during the governorship election that took place on Saturday.
Ogar, at the National Briefing Centre, while responding to questions from journalists, said, “the director in charge of election for the DSS was asked to come and collect N4 million for himself and N10 million for the men. Because he declined to receive the money, it is now an offence.
“The rejection is bringing up a lot of misunderstanding between political parties and the DSS. I want to tell you, there is a man occupying a very sensitive position in Osun, the man should thank God that it is not the DSS that arrested him with the huge sum of money he was found with.”
Emphasising that DSS could not be induced with money, Ogar said “we are well paid. I will say it categorically, our operations are well funded. The N14 million as against N200 million that was spent, which one will you go for? People should stop using money to entice security forces. The Federal Government and the people of Nigeria who have engaged us have the capability of taking care of us.”
According to her, if security forces were not fully on ground during the period of the election, the story about Osun State would have changed.
“We thank God that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the election in Osun State. There was no bomb blast, because there was enough security presence on ground. The security forces that assisted in the election in Edo State were the same ones that went to Ondo, Anambra, Ekiti and Osun,” she said.
Culled from: http://www.nigeriamasterweb.com/paperfrmes.html