President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to immediately vacate the office that belongs to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos.
According to the statement signed by a presidential media aide, Tunde Rahman, says the President gave the directive following reports of a squabble between the two agencies and some DSS officials recently stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from gaining access to their work place as they reported to work on Monday, May 29.
President Tinubu promised to ensure that any existing rift between the two important agencies would be resolved amicably.
On Monday morning, May 29, the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the operatives of the DSS allegedly used armoured personnel carriers to block the entrance of the office building, which they have been sharing with the EFCC for 20 years.
Reacting to the accusation, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement debunked the news, saying, it was incorrect to insinuate that the secret police had laid siege on the premises and barred EFCC agents from functioning.