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DSS Takes Over Detained Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe's House

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has taken over the residence of the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, after he was arrested in Abuja on Friday.

Barrister Ndudi Nwagbara who is Abaribe’s Legal Adviser told Igbere TV that the DSS has not revealed the reason Abaribe was arrested.

Abaribe, who is chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, had alleged that N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget.

He said the N30 billion was listed for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms.

“The amount never passed through the senate power committee. Where did such huge sum of N30 billion come from?” he had asked.

“Let the budget office and other relevant bodies conduct self examination. Such self examination will go a long way to clear gray areas.”

Abaribe also stood as one of the sureties for IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu whose whereabouts is still unknown.