The Department of State Services (DSS) and the Lagos State Police Command has denied interrogating Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage and other entertainers over political statements.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage were were invited to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago during which they were warned to be careful with their posts on the social media.
The report also further claimed that shortly after that episode, the two celebrities together with colleagues Yemi Alade and Waje were summoned by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who while sharing efforts they were making to tackle rape and other problems in the state and country, warned the musicians to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration.
However, in an interview with Punch, the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunnaya, denied the report saying “We didn’t invite any musician.”
The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, also denied claims the command invited Yemi Alade and Waje. Elkana said that Zubairu Muazu, who was said to have invited the singers, “ceased being CP more than 10 months ago.”
“The present CP is Hakeem Odumosu, who came in November last year. Zubairu Muazu has even retired from service; he retired as an AIG.”
When asked to confirm if the celebrities were invited by the Lagos State Police Command, Elkana said, “I’m not aware of any invitation.”