The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that it indicted Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, Chairman, Presidential Election Tribunal (PEPT), for bribery and corruption.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, made the clarification in a statement on Sunday in Abuja in a reaction to reports of such indictment of the judge by the DSS.
Afunanya described the report as “unfortunate”, adding that making the falsehood public was unethical and urged the public to disregard the report, saying it only existed in the imagination of the authors.
The spokesman advised politicians to be law-abiding and respect the process of litigations regarding the activities of the tribunal “and leave the service alone”.
He added that the service had commenced a detailed investigation into the controversies surrounding the publication.
Assuring that the service would continue to collaborate with the media as strategic partners in nation-building, he warned mischief makers causing disaffection in the polity to desist from such acts as the full weight of the law would be visited on them.
“The DSS remains unwavering in providing the enabling environment for the pursuit of legitimate aspirations by well-meaning and law-abiding members of the populace.”