DSS dismisses staff for taking bribe during election in Ekiti


The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed of one of its staff, Jaja Otelemaba, for taking bribe during election in Ekiti State.

Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the Service, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said the officer was seen on social media soliciting for financial grant while in the line of duty.


In line with the Service’s disciplinary procedures, JAJA was tried in an Orderly Room and summarily dismissed.

The Service’s staff are already aware how serious it abhors offences against discipline and that it is no respecter of persons and ranks.

JAJA’s instant dismissal is in accordance with the DGSS’ avowed commitment to, among others, promote discipline in the Service. It may be noted that the DGSS’ stance on issues concerning discipline has continued to prove his intolerance for misconduct and discreditable behaviour.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Service condemns, in its entirety, the infamous act of JAJA and informs the public to note that he is no longer a member of this prestigious organization.

The Service reaffirms its commitment to professionalism, excellence and the rule of law. The DSS, as usual, rededicates itself to the security of the ongoing electoral exercise and reassures the nation of its sustained transparency and accountability in dealing with citizens.

Public Relations Officer,
Department of State Services,
National Headquarters,
23rd February, 2019


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