MASTER Warrant Officer Saidu Afaka, the official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was recently detained by the Department of State Services, was tortured before being rushed to the State House Clinic, Abuja, where he later died, SaharaReporters has gathered.
Top sources revealed to this newspaper that Afaka, who was arrested by the DSS for tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira, was abandoned in a two-bedroom apartment at the Aso Drive DSS apartments till he became sick.
The sources noted that when Afaka fell ill, he was rushed to the ill-equipped State House Clinic, instead of being taken to a well-grounded facility where he could get intensive medical care.
“The driver was approached to help to ask Buhari to approve payments for some Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation contracts. He was also arrested and detained by the DSS; he was fired shortly. A former aide-de-camp to Buhari reported the matter to the DSS.
“Afaka was arrested with Buhari’s chief detail officer, Ya’u, a Master Sergeant Warrant in the army. Since Afaka’s release four months ago, Afaka had been sick and attended to by Aso Rock clinic doctors. The clinic has no medical equipment despite huge allocations to it annually.
“Afaka lived and died in a two-bedroom apartment at the Aso Drive DSS apartments. His co-workers are furious that despite his services, Buhari refused to give him proper medical care he afforded himself,” the source revealed.
The Presidency had on Tuesday announced Afaka’s death in a release, saying he died after a prolonged sickness.
The statement by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, however, avoided the grim facts that Afaka was earlier tortured by the DSS for tricking Buhari to sign a multi-million-naira deal, and he was abandoned at the State House Clinic to die.
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