May 30, 2023

Tinubu to DSS: Vacate EFCC office immediately

Tinubu's govt

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has directed the Department of State Services, DSS to immediately vacate the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The President directive was contained in a statement issued by Tunde Rahman on Tuesday.

According to the statement, “The President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their work place, was brought to his attention.

“The President said if there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”

Recall Vanguard had earlier reported that the DSS was preventing officials of the EFCC from gaining access to their office in Ikoyi, Lagos.

A source whose identity was not disclosed said DSS blocked the whole building and placed an armoured tank at the front of the building. “They even placed an armoured tank just to scare us away”, the source was reported to have said.

Both agencies according to reports, have been in loggerhead with each other over the ownership of the building.

As of the time of this report, all the EFCC officials at the office in Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, were prevented from accessing the building by SSS officials.