The Department of State Services, DSS has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians. A political group had alleged that the Service had tapped the telephone lines of some Nigerians.
But the Public Relations Officer of the DSS Peter Afunanya said in a statement made available to liberty news that the organisation was committed to its professional ideals and would not engage in unethical conduct. He said the DSS had been criticised by unpatriotic citizens who fed the public with fake news and hate speeches against it.
The spokesman said that the social media had been awash with wrong information regarding the operations of the Service that were misunderstood and misrepresented.
He warned mischief makers against misleading the public, adding that the law would catch up with them. Afunanya urged the public to disregard the claims of the political group.
He said that the DSS should be left out of politics to maintain its usual transparency and neutrality in the discharge of its mandate.