GARKI MARKET FRACAS: DSS sets up in-house investigative team,pays medical bills of the injured persons

The Department of State Security Service DSS has constituted an in-house investigative team on the an incident involving DSS Staff and some of members of the public at Garki Market FCT Abuja.
While the inquiry on the fracas is ongoing, the Service has visited the two injured persons at the different hospitals where they are receiving treatment. It also committed to the payment of the medical bills and made required deposits in this regard.
DSS made this known to the public in a release signed by Peter Afunanya,its Spokesperson on Thursday.
DSS said “To show sincerity of purpose at the time of the visits, the Service expressed readiness to move them to its world class medical facility in Abuja. It could have undertaken these actions even if its staff were not involved.
“Though these efforts are not, in any way, in admission of guilt (as investigation is yet to be concluded), the Service believes that the victims deserve empathy, financial support and justice. While it is in regular contact with their families or guardians, it will continue to follow up on their recovery and progress. However, the DSS reassures the public that the victims are upbeat and responding well to treatment.
“The public may wish to note that the Service has not interfered with the investigation of the Police which is also detaining its Staff suspected to be involved in the incident. The Service’s position is not only to ensure justice for the victims, but it is in line with its avowed commitment to transparency, accountability and rule of law. Nevertheless, updates of this nature will always be made available till the matter is finally resolved.
It would be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS) had earlier issued a statement in respect of an incident occured on 7th September, 2023 involving its Staff and some members of the public at Garki Market, Abuja.

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