After the raid of an office of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, the Department of State Services, DSS, has given reasons for its action.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS, popularly called SSS, said it received a petition alleging “unwholesome activities” in the building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja.
“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.
“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 drives and 31 Ghana must go bags of hard copy documents were recovered and taken away for further investigation,” Ms. Ogar said.
The spokesperson said the building had no sign post indicating it was a private or government office.
The DSS statement came almost 24 hours after the APC announced the invasion of its office and called for a thorough investigation of the perpetrators.
In the statement by its spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, the APC said the building was being used as a data centre for its members.