DSS releases detained journalist, Fejiro Oliver over report on alleged robbery incident in Delta Govt House

 By Ovasa Ogaga,

Investigative journalist and Co-Publisher of SecretReporters, Mr Ferijo Oliver, has been released after been allegedly held in detention by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) since 10 am today.

 

A source close to him disclosed that Oliver was freed by the DSS this evening at about 8.20 pm, after been question concerning report published on SecretRepoter over alleged robbery incident in the Delta State Government House on May 28th, 2020.

 

ADVOCATE gathered the Ferijo Oliver was released following the intervention of Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege.

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The investigative journalist was invited by the Department of State Security in Asaba office on Monday; he, however, went today morning at about 10 am but was later detained after his statement.

 

It was further gathered that his invitation may not be an unconnected report published in his platform alleging that robbery incidence in the Delta State Government House,

 

Recall that SecretReporters co-published by Mr Fejiro Oliver reported a story that, “28th May 2020 will forever ‘red-letter day’ in the heart of Delta State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, as a moment he fell short of security glory, for right under his reign, the numerous security details spread all over the State Government House was broken down without resistance and trace by men of the underground world.”

 

According to the report, “While Okowa slept that night and security men patrol the Dennis Osadebey house where destinies of men are decided, armed robbers which other sources claimed to be hired assassins were having a field day with the Governor’s family under lock in the guest house section.”

 

“According to an informant within the government house, the heavily armed men did not break through the wall of government house to gain entrance to place but were able to access the guest house section by breaking through the window where they had a field day.”

 

“With this robbery right inside government house, some security experts who confided in us blamed it on the new Chief Security Officer (CSO), Mr Efeizomor, who is clannish by removing competence for tribalism, posting out security officials and bringing in mainly Delta North officers to work with him.” The report read.

 

Although the report has generated reactions across the board, it has neither been refuted nor reacted to by the state government.

 

At intervals, this reporter called the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya, but got no response. A text message sent to his phone number 0803*****49 was also not responded to at press time.

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