The Department of State Services, DSS, Thursday, allegedly bared its fangs when it attempted to arrest bestselling author and former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri who is equally the author of the Amazon #1bestselling book, Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Vanguard has learnt.
His distributor who confirmed the development to a reporter through electronic mail said the US based Nigerian publisher had sent a consignment of the book, Facts Versus Fiction, to Nigeria to meet sales but when he who bears a striking resemblance with Omokri got to the airport to pick the cargo, he was accosted by a customs agent who began interrogating him until a DSS agent came up to him and took over the interrogation.
According to him, “the DSS agent kept asking, ‘are you the author?’ to which he responded in the negative. At which point, he was detained and taken to an office with four or five other people in it.”
He added that, after some minutes, he heard the DSS agent discussing his fate in an adjoining room, so he began moving to the door, which had been left ajar, and then bolted and took to his heels.
Also, in an electronic voice mail sent to Vanguard, the distributor said he was repeatedly asked “Are you the author?” “Where is the author?” and “where is your passport?” among several questions to which he told them he was not the author and neither was he travelling abroad. He said he also told the operatives that the author was not in the country.