Operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Police in Osun State are presently having loggerhead over supremacy in performing their duties.
It was gathered that the trio of the security operatives has been at loggerheads over superiority claim thus causing disharmony among them and their officers.
Authoritative source revealed that the conflict has been on for some period silently until the recent parade of suspects by the Commissioner of Police in Osun, Olawale Olokode, where a suspect accused NSCDC and DSS of connivance in the kidnapping was said to have compounded the matter.
It was gathered that a suspect, Akeem Ogunibi, who was paraded by the police for alleged kidnapping, was said to have fingered NSCDC personnel and DSS operatives in the kidnap of a Bureau De Change operator, Mallam Bala.
A security source told our correspondent that the police commissioner arrested and detained the accused officers without informing the sister’s agencies.
It was gathered that the commandant of NSCDC and the state director of DSS made extra efforts to discover that their officers were locked up and their mobile phones seized by the police.
A security source said the refusal of the commissioner of police to inform sister agencies infuriated the duo of the NSCDC and DSS and they perceived the action of the police as deliberate.
The source said the police has always been in haste to parade suspects without conducting any investigation on the allegation against them.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Bala who was said to have been kidnapped was arrested by the security men over a business transaction.
It was gathered that the suspect, Ogunibi, was a customer who had gone to challenge Bala for underlying his brother who sold a gold chain to him.
Ogunibi was said to have invited the security agencies to arrest Bala, an allegation purportedly turned to kidnap.
Sources quoted Bala as saying, “when the security men, one of them in NSCDC uniform came to Sabo, they said you are under arrest.”
Efforts to speak with Bala proved abortive as he was said to have left the state, having discovered that the matter has caused a crisis between the security officers. His mobile phone has been switched off.
When contacted, the State commandant of NSCDC, Emmanuel Ocheja, refused to comment on the incident, saying that necessary steps has been taken.
Though it was gathered that the officers detained have been released, Ogunibi was yet to meet up with the bail condition.
While a report said that the purported arrest of Bala happened on December 28, another report said it was December 30th, 2021.
The operatives of the DSS also refused to speak on the matter and efforts to see the director were futile.