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April 1, 2017 ( Post 1 )

Detectives attached to the Inspector- General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris’ Special Intelligence Response Squad (IRT), recently smashed a kidnap gang coordinated by a dismissed official of the Department of State Services (DSS). The 35-year-old DSS officer, Abdulrasheed Maigari, was arrested along with 10 gang members. The gang was said to specialise in kidnapping and robbing residents of Abuja. .


Maigari is a 2006 Political Science graduate of Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He was recruited into DSS as a graduate officer in September 2011. He was dismissed and charged to court on November 12, 2015, for conniving with some soldiers to steal N310m in Abuja.

In an interview with Vanguardngr, he revealed how he and some army officers posted to the home of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Maitama, stole the sum of N310million.

He said: “I was enlisted into the DSS 2011 with the rank of a Senior Intelligence Officer 1. Before I was dismissed, I was posted to the home of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Maitama.

In November 2015, I can’t recall the exact date, three vehicles brought in the N310m into the compound and the Army Captain who was on ground that day ordered that we should take the money away because he suspected the money was government money which could have been wrongly appropriated and could, therefore, be taken. .

We were four DSS operatives and four army officers involved and we drove the three cars to a house in Suleja where the money was shared. I got N30million and I bought a car and took it to Kaduna State where I hid the rest of my share. .

I came back to Abuja, but on November 28, 2015, I was asked to report at DSS Headquarters and when I got there, I was interrogated over the theft and detained for five months, dismissed and charged to court. I was remanded in Kuje Prison, where I eventually fell ill after seven months. I was very sick and I was granted bail by the court on health grounds."


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