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Tinubu Steps in to Resolve Faceoff between EFCC and DSS

ByWeb Manager

May 31, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has directed operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) to vacate the Lagos headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos.

There had been pandemonium within the vicinity of the EFCC office when men of the DSS reportedly barricaded access into the office area. It was gathered that the contention was all about the ownership of the building.

According to reports, the DSS claimed that the office in contention belongs to it, denying interference in EFCC’s duties but only occupying a building belonging to it.

However, in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu directed the DSS to immediately vacate the disputed premises, saying any disagreement between the agencies of government should be amicably resolved.

“President Bola Tinubu has directed the Department of State Security Service to immediately vacate the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ikoyi, Lagos.

“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 workplace, was brought to his attention.

“The President said if there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably,” the statement reads.

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