About 24 hours after its officials raided one of the offices of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, the Department of State Services, DSS, has given reasons for its action.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS, said it received a petition alleging “unwholesome activities” in the building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja.
“The petition alleged that those behind the activities were cloning INEC Permanent Voters Card with the intention of hacking into INEC data base, corrupting it and replacing them with their own data.
“Based on this information, the service placed the building under surveillance and having been convinced that some unwholesome activities were going on in the building, it undertook a raid of the premises.
“In the process, some persons were arrested, while a server, three hard drives and 31 Ghana must go bags of hard copy documents were recovered and taken away for further investigation,” Ogar said.
The spokesperson, who has in the past made unsubstantiated allegations against the APC, said the building had no sign post indicating it was a private or government office.