by Dolapo Adelana
The Presidency has dismissed media reports that the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayo Oke, had cried during his visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
Speaking on Thursday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, described the reports as “unfair and uncharitable.’’
Shehu said accounts by eyewitnesses showed that nothing of such happened.
The Presidential media aide, who narrated how the incident happened, said, “the widespread reports that Oke of the National Intelligence Agency had cried are unfair and uncharitable.
“Witnesses to his visit to the Vice President and his own personal account said that Oke arrived to a swarm of journalists which he wanted to avoid.
“He asked his driver to make a quick turn and instead, he headed to the Glass House, the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS).
“From there, he put a call to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and requested that he help to clear the journalists so that he can make a quiet entry to the VP’s office and that is what happened.
“In an SUV with darkened windows, no one could have seen an occupant crying.’’