Why I went to DSS – SSG opens up
The Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, has debunked the viral report that he was grilled by the Department of State Services over the printing of electoral ballot papers and embezzlement of COVID-19 funds.
As reported by The PUNCH, Tokunbo, in a statement signed by the Information Officer, Office of Secretary to Ogun State Government, Adegoke Oyebade, on Saturday, described the viral report as spurious and barbaric.
He said in a bid to clear his head from the allegations, he was the one that submitted a petition to the DSS, requesting for an investigation into the allegations levelled against him by those he called faceless people.
He said, “Superflux Nigeria Limited, a security printing company, where Mr Talabi once held sway as Director, had earlier issued a statement, which was widely used in both the print media and various online platforms.
“The allegations that the company was contracted to print ballots papers by the Independent National Electoral Commission as well as money laundering and in the process linked the SSG to the frivolous allegations, are barbaric and spurious.
“The company in the said statement also frowned at being tagged as a conduit for money laundering, siphoning COVID-19 funds, saying such allegations are clearly handiworks of mischief makers and traducers who were hell-bent tarnishing the reputation of the company before its numerous customers and that of its former Director.
“It was against this backdrop that Mr Talabi petitioned the DSS and subsequently visited the service to defend his petition and provide more clarification. He petitioned the security agency asking for an investigation of the baseless, evil, and politically motivated allegations against him by faceless people and his visit to the DSS office to speak to his petition did not last more than 40 minutes.”