JUST IN: Tinubu Orders DSS To Vacate EFCC Office 

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President Bola Tinubu on has today Tuesday settle the dispute between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Service (DSS) over property ownership in Lagos.

 

As the pandemonium within the vicinity of the EFCC office with men of the DSS early Tuesday barricaded access into the office area attracted many attention.

 

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It was gathered that the contention was all about ownership of the building ast he DSS, while claiming that the office in contention halted all activities in the premises in contention thereby interfering in the EFCC’s duties.

 

According to the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, they were only occupying its own facility where it is carrying out its official and statutory responsibility.

 

He expressed, “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,” the statement 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? I will be surprised if it is contesting the ownership. 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.”

 

But Tinubu waded into the matter, directing DSS operatives to vacate the property for EFCC.

 

Tinubu in his wisdom quenched the fire between both parties, ordering DSS to vacate the disputed premises with immediate effec.

 

This was revealed in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu which was directed to the DSS as disagreement between the agencies of government should be amicably resolved.

It reads, “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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