Tinubu instructs DSS to vacate EFCC Ikoyi office with immediate effect

Tinubu instructs DSS to vacate EFCC Ikoyi office with immediate effect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to vacate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Ikoyi, Lagos, with immediate effect.

The President said this in a statement by the State House.

Tinubu instructed the “two important agencies of government” to resolve the issues between themselves.

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 that the DSS on Tuesday morning reportedly laid siege on the premises of the EFCC in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub.

DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya in a statement explained that the building occupied by the EFCC originally belongs to the secret police

“It is not correct that the DSS barricaded EFCC from entering its office. No. It is not true. The Service is only occupying its own facility where it is carrying out its official and statutory responsibility,” Afunanya said.

“By the way, there is no controversy over No 15A Awolowo Road as being insinuated by the Media. Did the efcc tell you it is contesting the ownership of the building?”

He explained that “Awolowo Road was NSO headquarters. SSS/DSS started from there. It is a common knowledge. It is a historical fact. Check it out.

“There is no rivalry between the Service and the EFCC over and about anything. Please do not create any imaginary one. They are great partners working for the good of the nation. Dismiss any falsehood of a fight.”.

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