The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed why it raided a building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola street, Allen Avenue, Lagos, said to belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the DSS, its operatives invaded the building, following a petition alleging “unwholesome activities”. The operation has however yielded fruit, as the DSS said on Sunday in a statement, that it has arrested some suspects in Lagos, allegedly cloning INEC’s Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
“The petition alleged that those behind the activities were cloning INEC Permanent Voters Card with the intention of hacking into INEC data base, corrupting it and replacing them with their own data,” said spokeswoman of the service, Ms Marilyn Ogar in the statement.
“Based on this information, the service placed the building under surveillance and having been convinced that some unwholesome activities were going on in the building, it undertook a raid of the premises.
“In the process, some persons were arrested, while a Server, three hard drive and 31 Ghana must go bags of hard copy document were recovered and taken away for further investigation,” said Ogar.
According to her, the location raided by operatives of the DSS, had no sign post indicating whether it was a private or government office. However, a statement released by the APC has said that the DSS had raided one of its offices in Lagos.