by ‘Jola Sotubo
After invading his home to no avail, the Department of State Security Services (SSS) is said to have finally discovered the whereabouts of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai.
el-Rufai incurred the wrath of the security agency after he was said to have made inciting statements and also subsequently ignored an invitation to appear before the SSS.
Operatives of the agency then visited the home of the former FCT minister but he was not found.
The Tribune reports:
A source in the service told the Sunday Tribune that operatives have located the former minister who is believed to be hiding in the home of his friend at Minister’s Hill, Maitama, Abuja.
Operatives of the service had, on Friday, invaded the Abuja home of Mallam el-Rufai following his failure to honour an invitation extended to him on Thursday.
The former minister was invited by the SSS to explain the provocative statement credited to him in a media report on Thursday. But he was nowhere near the house when the operatives visited.
It was also learnt on Saturday that a lawyer friend of the former minister had volunteered to take him to the headquarters of the SSS on Monday.
It was learnt that the lawyer had already given his words to the DSS on the issue.
A highly placed source in the know said: “His (el-Rufai) lawyer says he’ll come with him to our office on Monday. We are taking him on his words. We know where he is hiding in his friend’s house at the Minister’s Hill in Maitama. We are not moving in on him. We believe his lawyer is a gentleman. But if by Monday he refuses to come then we know what to do. We are still extending our usual civility to him,” the source stated.