In a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo yesterday, the intelligence-gathering organisation said military authorities have also arrested one Captain Hussein Ishaku Mshelia for allegedly leading four other military personnel to participate in the crime.
DSS said it was conducting further investigation with military authorities to apprehend the three operatives and four military personnel still at large.
The statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the general public that the service has arrested two out of five of its staff involved in the robbery and sharing, on November 20, of N310 million belonging to a Bureau De Change operator in Abuja.
“While three of the DSS staff are now at large, the military authorities have commenced a detailed investigation of five of its personnel involved in the crime.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that Abdulrasheed Ahmadu Maigari of the DSS conspired with four other colleagues of his namely: Solomon Inusa, Peter Okoye, Patrick Ishaya and George Mwatapwa Ibbi, to carry out this reprehensible act.
“The five military personnel were led by one Capt. Hussein Ishaku Mshelia.
“Meanwhile, the service has arrested Maigari and Ibbi; and Mshelia was equally arrested by the Army authorities.
“Efforts are ongoing to apprehend those still at large. A total of N66,437,445.00 and $6,200 have so far been recovered, while efforts are being made to recover the remaining amounts.”
The statement added that both the DSS and military authorities were collaborating under the inter-agency cooperation principles outlined few years ago and that they required inputs from the public to succeed.
Source: The Nation