DSS bars EFCC from arresting Ex-DG

Report has it that the DSS have prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting the ex director-general of the Department of State Services, Ekpenyong Ita.

Nigeria newspaper Punch reported that the EFCC operatives got to Ita’s house at around 11am with an arrest warrant.

Punch says over 50 armed policemen and operatives stormed Ita’s home at 46 Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro but the heavily armed DSS officials, some of which are wearing masks, refused to allow the anti-graft 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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