The Department of State Service (DSS) has allocated the house of former Director General of DSS, Col. Kayode Are (rtd.), which was forcefully taken from him. The house has been reportedly allocated to Director General of NPA, Hadiza Usman.
The residence in question, No 50 Alezander, Ikoyi, was officially given to Are when he was DSS Director, but was asked to vacate the premises despite an injunction by the court ordering the Federal Government to stay action.
Are is a retired Nigerian Army Colonel, served as an officer in the Directorate of Military Intelligence up until retirement by General Sani Abacha.
Are was appointed as DSS boss by President Olusegun Obasanjo. He served in that position throughout President Obasanjo’s two terms (1999-2007), and was replaced by Afakiriya Gadzama, who was appointed in August 2007 by President Umaru Yar’Adua.