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El-Rufai Goes Underground as SSS Commences Manhunt

Former Minister of the FCT, Nasir El-Rufai
Former Minister of the FCT, Nasir El-Rufai
The Department of State Security Service, SSS says it has secured a valid warrant from a competent court to arrest Deputy Secretary of the All Progressives Congress,( APC), Nasir El-Rufai, and that it has commenced a manhunt for him, spokesperson for the agency, Mrs. Marylyn Ogar has said.

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She confirmed that the operatives visited Mr. El-Rufai’s second house to arrest him, but denied that anyone was beaten.

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“I hate cheap blackmail,” Ms. Ogar told Premium Times on telephone. “We went to the first place, nobody was beaten up. How will we go to the second place and beat people up?”

She explained that the SSS got an arrest warrant demanded by Mr. El-Rufai, but could not find him to personally serve him the document.

“We extended a friendly invitation to him,” the SSS spokesperson said. “He was invited honourably to come and make some explanations about the comments attributed to him.He said he wanted an arrest warrant. We have now obtained that from a competent court and we are wondering why he is running.

“We want to serve it on him. Or is there any Nigerian that is above the law?
“The president has said his ambition is not worth any Nigerian’s blood. So why will anyone else be making provocative statements?”

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The manhunt for the former minister followed his refusal to honour an invitation from the SSS on Thursday.

He cited his pending suit against the Service over his detention in a hotel in Awka during the Anambra State Governorship last November 16 as the reason for refusing to honour the invitation.

Mr. El-Rufai also insisted on seeing a warrant of arrest before he could go to the SSS office.The invitation of the APC chief was in connection with his remarks at a conference in Abuja on Wednesday that there might be violence if the 2015 general elections were not credible.

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