Forceful ejection: DSS operatives storm ex-DG’s Lagos house


Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday stormed the Ikoyi, Lagos residence of their former boss, Col. Tunde Are (rtd), in a bid to forcefully eject him and members of his family.
The officials, who claimed to be acting on the orders of the Director-General (DG), Lawal Musa Daura, were making efforts to knock doors down when members of Are’s family inside the house raised the alarm.
Said a source: “Col. Are was the longest serving Director General of the SSS. He served between 1999 and 2007. There is rule in the service that all retired DGs are given a residence to live in for their lifetime and security. All the former DGs and even the DG that took over from Col. Are are enjoying this benefit. Even some of them have bought the houses. Col. Are got his own allocation in 2010 and has lived in the house since then.
“When the new DG took over, he suddenly ordered that Col. Are should move out of the house. Col. Are went to court and obtained an order that status quo be maintained. After several unsuccessful attempts to resolve the matter, the order was eventually served on the DSS on December 1, 2015. The next morning, officers of the SSS invaded the house and are trying to forcibly remove Col. Are and his family from the house. They are there presently and they are breaking down the doors of the house. The house is at 50, Alexander Avenue, Ikoyi.”


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