The Department of State Security DSS on Sunday took into custody General Idris Bello Dambazau, Chairman, Kano state Consumer Protection Council for alleged economic sabotage.
A source close to the development who did not want his name in print due to the sensitivity of the case said the Retired General was arrested for unilaterally shutting down 7 filling stations in total violations of due process.
The source explained that General Idris Dambazau’s action was outside the mandate of his Agency, adding that concerted effort to make him see reasons fell on deaf ears.
He said “General Dambazau’s action was illegal and a distant pole from the powers conferred on
Consumer Protection Council.”
The impeccable source at the secret police said
“Gen. Dambazau’s action was an attempt to create scarcity in Kano where there was none, and we view this singular act as economic sabotage.
The DSS source further revealed that “section 48 of the Nigeria Constitution clearly abhors any Government Ministry, Department or Agency exercising power or function or taking any action which may have a direct impact on Mainstream or Downstream Petroleum Operations shall consult with authority.”
The source said Gen. Dambazau failed to comply with the section prior to issuing any regulations, guidelines, enforcement order or directives”.
The DSS said, “even after consulting with the relevant authority, the authority shall review the recommendations of the Government Ministry, Department or Agency and communicate decisions accordingly”.