The Department of State Security has stormed the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, preventing officials from entering the anti-graft agency’s office in Ikoyi, Lagos.
An impeccable source confirmed the development to our correspondent in a telephone interview that DSS operatives stormed the office around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday and refused to leave despite dialogue between operatives from both agencies.
“There’s been a running battle between us and the DSS over who owns the office because the office was used by them before the EFCC came on board and it was handed over to us,” said an EFCC official who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity.
But it’s an administrative matter, and the case isn’t in court and hasn’t caused any squabbles before now. But we don’t understand why they have to block our office and deny access to our officials when a new government has just taken office.”
“We used to own the office, and we’ve been fighting over it for years, and the EFCC is aware,” a DSS source said.
Meanwhile, the EFCC’s Wilson Uwujaren and the DSS’s Dr Peter Afunaya did not respond to inquiries from our correspondent about the development.