The Department of State Services (DSS) has opened up on why its operatives prevented officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from entering their Lagos office on Tuesday’s morning.
Spokesman of the Commission, Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Tuesday said DSS is not fighting with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a property in Lagos.
According to him, the DSS is only occupying its facility where it is carrying out its official and statutory responsibility.
He said, “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to some media reports that it barricaded the EFCC from entering its Lagos office. 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.
“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 Nigeria Security Organization (NSO) headquarters. SSS/DSS started from there. It is common knowledge. It is a historical fact. Check it out.
“There is no rivalry between the Service and the EFCC over 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.