The Presidency has rubbished reports that suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, cried after he was suspended. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the reports were unfair on Oke.
Shehu said Oke had only turned back to the Glass House, the headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, on sighting journalists. He said the embattled DG had made a call to the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, to help clear the journalists.
He stated that it was impossible for the journalist to have seen him as he was in a tinted glass SUV.
“Witnesses to his visit to the Vice President and his own personal account, said that Oke arrived to a swarm of journalists which he wanted to avoid.
“He asked his driver to make a quick turn and instead, he headed to the Glass House, the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS).
“From there, he put a call to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and requested that he help to clear the journalists so that he can make a quiet entry to the VP’s office and that is what happened. “In an SUV with darkened windows, no one could have seen an occupant crying.”