DSS confirms arresting Ganduje’s ex-aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, gives reasons

The arrest of Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, former aide to Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State Governor, has been confirmed by the Department of State Services, DSS.

This is coming after the Kano State Director of the security agency had earlier denied that Salihu was in their custody.

Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, has now accepted that Tanko-Yakasai was in the custody of the secret police.

In a terse statement he issued on Saturday evening, Afunanya said the former governor’s aide was under investigation for issues beyond his remark.

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the Department of State Services.

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“He is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,” the statement read.

Recall that Ganduje has already relieved him of his duties, with many people alleging that his comment against Buhari caused him his job.

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