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Armsgate: DSS, EFCC arrest Colonel Are, former DG



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In a Gestapo style, a combined team of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) swooped on the residence of Kayode Are, a retired colonel and former Director-General of the service, and arrested him.

Not done with the invasion of his Ikoyi quarters in Lagos, it was gathered that they evicted him.

Information from the grapevine, his arrest might not be unconnected with $2 billion security budget allegedly mismanaged by Sambo Dasuki, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) who is presently being held by the anti-corruption agency.

Are was arrested at his Ikoyi residence barely 24 hours after Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto State; Raymond Dokpesi, chairman emeritus of Daar Communications – African Independent Television (AIT) and Dasuki were arrested.

Before his arrest on Wednesday, Are was the current Chairman of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s N3 billion Ogun State Security Trust Fund.

In a telephone call he had with a media organization just as the siege on his house was going on, Are said,
“They (security operatives) are still here; they are arresting me now. I am busy packing my loads, I am being subjected to the excesses of the power that be. I am facing my problem alone.”

Dasuki was picked up by the operatives of DSS on Tuesday after laying siege to his residence for weeks and restricting his movement over the $2.1 billion arms procurement deal.

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