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  • Updated: May 30, 2023

EFCC Office Invaded By DSS Operatives, Officers' Access Denied

The Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been invaded by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) who blocked access to the Ikoyi structure in Lagos.

According to Punch, sources from within both agencies revealed that there has been an ongoing rivalry between both sides over ownership of the building.

It was revealed that DSS agents stormed the office at about 7 am on Tuesday and made it clear that they had no intention of leaving.

Speaking on the incident, an EFCC official told Punch, “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.

“But it’s been an administrative issue, and the matter is not in court and hasn’t caused any fracas before now.

“But we don’t understand why they have to block our office and deny our officials access when a new government just came in.”

A DSS official who weighed in on the issue stated that the office building used to belong to them, adding that the EFCC knows this.

“The office used to be ours, and we have been fighting over it for years now, and the EFCC knows,” the source shared.

As of the time of filing this report, the spokespersons for both agencies, Wilson Uwujare of the EFCC, and Dr Peter Afunaya of the DSS failed to respond to the aforementioned news outlet for comment.

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