The Department of State Services has invited and interrogated the Secretary to Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, over recent allegations of fraud levelled against him.According to the source, the grill took place on Friday at 6:55 p.m. at the DSS’s Oke-Mosan headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
On Friday, Talabi reportedly underwent a five-hour questioning before being freed on his own recognizance.
In recent times, Talabi’s alleged association with Superflux Printing Limited, which is based on Acme Road in Ikeja, Lagos State, has drawn considerable attention.
According to information obtained by Chronicle NG, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Mike Ozekhome petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission for a thorough investigation into a connection between the Independent National Electoral Commission and a printing business that Talabi was rumored to have owned during the previous elections.
But according to the source, the agency questioned the SSG over a petition Talabi himself had filed regarding the claims.
The source further informed our correspondent that the DSS state command started the investigation to determine the validity of some accusations made against Talabi regarding, among other things, the printing of vote papers.
The insider added that his was one of the topics discussed when he was being questioned.
It was gathered that the allegations raised concerns about the potential impact on the credibility of the upcoming elections.
The source, however, assured the general public of the command’s commitment to a thorough and meticulous investigation.
He said the agency seeks to unravel the complex web of allegations surrounding Talabi and his association with Superflux Printing Limited.
The outcome of this investigation will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for Ogun State and its governance.
Several attempts to get in touch with Talabi proved abortive as he had not responded to several calls put to his mobile line.
He had also not responded to the text message sent to him on his invitation by the DSS.