In a major feat, the Department of State Services, DSS, has arrested a man, Sani Musa, believed to be an associate of leading APC leaders who was contracted by INEC to produce the controversial PVCS.
Recall that APC is also being investigated by the DSS for cloning PVCS in Lagos. The APC officials involved in the criminal offence made useful statements to the DSS.
When contacted to confirm if Alhaji Sani Musa is in DSS custody, the spokesperson for the DSS Marilyn Ogar said: “I will not mention names of people. We have been mandated to do our job and that we will do.”
She added that: “It is election period and people cannot stop us from doing our job. We are not politicians, we will not be dragged into political issues.”
Alhaji Sani Musa, who is the owner of ACT Technologies, the company that manufactured and supplied the PVCs to INEC, is now under unlawful detention in DSS dungeons, the APC said.
However, The All Progressive Congress (APC) has issued an alert alleging that the Department of State Security Services (DSS) is detaining one Alhaji Sani Musa the supplier of the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to be used by Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in the general elections.
The APC statement claims Sani Musa is being tortured by the DSS to release the PVC’s security codes.
The alert noted “This is very alarming development for a lot of reasons. ACT Technologies is a reputable, well established, Nigerian company based in Abuja. Between 2013 and 2014, INEC paid the company the sum of N2.6 billion to manufacture the PVCs with very high security specifications.
“Among the security specifications is a robust encryption system that could not be easily broken. Now the DSS wants the security codes to the PVCs encryption system! The entire forthcoming general elections are under threat if the DSS were to obtain these security codes,” the APC added.
They called on well meaning Nigerians to register their revulsion at this treasonable move by the DSS, by writing letters, calling, texting, or emailing the EU Elections Monitors based in Abuja.
“Ask the EU Monitors to put pressure on the government to release Alhaji Sani Musa immediately,” APC demanded
It is obvious that the APC is scared of the revelation that their associate has made to the DSS, hence they have resorted to propaganda.
Investigation has revealed that the APC has revealed millions of cloned PVCS, using approved security codes to produce same. The arrest of Sani Musa may not be unconnected to this discovery.