Five personnel of the Department of State Services have been detained in connection with the brutalisation of teachers at the Federal Government Girls College in Calabar, reports Punch.
The five officials are now being detained in the cell of the Cross River State Command of DSS in Calabar, according to reports.
It was further revealed that the affected personnel were arrested almost immediately the incident occurred on February 2 for going against the rules and regulations of the service.
According to a source, the affected personnel did not get any official directive to go to the school. The DSS top hierarchy took the action to detain the five personnel because they went against professional conduct expected of them. They did not also get permission before invading the school to conduct such an inglorious act.
He said, “Their arrest and detention was an indication that the DSS has officially commenced investigations into the matter in line with its set out standards of arresting such issues that involves their personnel.”
The identity of the five personnel is still unknown. He also alleged that the management of the FGGC Calabar had yet to formally lodge any complaint about the brutalisation of its staff.
“As we speak, five of our security personnel are in detention and we have commenced investigation into the incident that happened at the FGGC Calabar. Those who went there did not have official directive to go there. “The school has not yet reported what happened to us.
The matter is going to be thoroughly investigated and if any of our colleagues is found culpable, the person will be punished according to the laws regulating the conduct of DSS staff.
“The DSS remains a law-abiding organisation and will never condone any act of lawlessness from any of its men and officers,” he said.