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Eyeball To Eyeball : DSS Tells EFCC, They Can’t Arrest Ita Ekpenyong

The Oasis Reporters

November 21, 2017

Directorate of State Services, DSS, EFCC (right).

Two federal security agencies, the Department of State Services, DSS (Nigeria’s secret service) have blocked the path of the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) and prevented them from arresting a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Ekpenyong Ita whose home has been besieged by the financial crimes agency as men of the DSS are preventing operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting him.

A correspondent who is at the scene, and reports that EFCC operatives arrived at the scene around 11am with an arrest warrant.

The EFCC officials and armed policemen numbering over 50 attempted to enter the premises located at 46 Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro but the heavily armed DSS officials, some of whom are wearing masks, refused to allow the EFCC men inside.

The DSS officials simply said they were acting on “orders from above” .

Ita has been under investigation for his alleged role in the disbursement of funds meant for arms.

While a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Retd.) and other service chiefs have been arraigned, the DSS has refused to release its own officials for probe.

The DSS and the EFCC have been at loggerheads for over a year which culminated in the DSS sending a report to the Senate not to confirm the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

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