A former Ambas­sadorial nominee from Ondo State, Dr Jacob Igbekele Daodu, has threatened to institute a legal action against the De­partment of State Services, DSS, for smearing his repu­tation.
Igbekele, who was nominated as one of the 47 non-career ambassadorial nominee of President Mu­hammadu Buhari for Ondo State, was recently rejected by the Senate on the account of a purported damaging se­curity report from the DSS that he (Igbekele) is deceit­ful and indulged in corrupt practices as Chair of Road Construction in Ondo State.
In a complaint letter against the DSS to the At­torney General of the Fed­eration dated 27 March and received on March 29, Igbekele through his coun­sel, Mr Babs Akinwumi, described the DSS allega­tion as ridiculous owing to the fact that the same secu­rity agency had cleared and approved his appointment as Commissioner in Ondo State after his tenure as Chair of the Ondo State Agency for Road Maintenance and Construction.
Akinwumi stated that his client had never been invited by any security agency in the country for questioning, nei­ther had he been arraigned before any court of compe­tent jurisdiction. - The Authority