The Department of State Services (DSS) said it executed a search warrant on Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, which is located at 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama, Abuja, between 9pm on Saturday, February 25 and 2.42am on Sunday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) spokesman Mr. Tony Opuiyo, disclosed that the operation was informed by intelligence gathering that some incriminating and unlawful items were stocked in the boots of cars parked at the premises of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, particularly a Mercedes Benz S550 (BWR 135AH) and Masarati 4.7(BWR 207 AJ) which were subsequently confiscated.
The DSS executed a search warrant at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd. The DSS said at 10pm on Saturday, in the presence of two private security officers employed by Dunes Investment, the cars were searched.
The following items were recovered from the company’s premises Glock pistol with two magazines and a total of 29 rounds of ammunition; Mini-Uzi with two magazines containing 10 rounds and four rounds respectively; Forty-two extra rounds of ammunition contained in a pack and AK-47, 21 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and one Offer of Statutory Right of Occupancy; 23 Luxury designer watches and 45 keys to various exotic cars.
According to the DSS, no fewer than a total of 85 rounds of ammunition, one Glock pistol; one mini-uzi, a Submachine Gun, and one AK-47 rifle were recovered from the two cars on the premises. Other items recovered from the premises, according to the security agency. The Department of State Services (DSS), on Sunday, said it had recovered some weapons and 21 Certificates of Occupancy among others from two cars on the premises of a company, Dunes Investment and Global Properties Limited, Abuja.
It stated, “Following this discovery, the service launched further investigation, which revealed that the cars, Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and the recovered items belong to the Ex-Governor of Benue State and House of Representatives, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ex-governor is already facing N3.1 billion fraud charges. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him and his Finance Commissioner, before Justice A.R Muhammad of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, on a 9-count charge of conspiracy, bribery and abuse of public office as a Governor.
The Department of State Services (DSS) invited the ex-governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam in connection with illegal firearms, C of O documents, watches and exotic cars and the ex-governor honoured the DSS invitation on Sunday helping in the investigations to explain his link to a cache of assorted weapons and exotic cars discovered by the agency at No. 44, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama, Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) states that it will no longer tolerate any acts of lawlessness by those who ought to be law abiding and responsible citizens. It warned politicians against hate speeches, saying it would get tough with those heating up the polity.
The DSS also observed and expressed its dismay with what it called the unlawful inciting utterances of some political key players who engaged in do or die, hate speeches and the unpatriotic involvement of some media outfits in these divisive tendencies which negate their fundamental role as enshrined by the constitutional and guiding principle of journalism.
The Department of State Services (DSS) restates it commitment in maintain internal peace and security; that Department of State Services (DSS) will “go after anyone no matter how highly placed who engages in acts capable of causing the breach of peace in the country.