The President, Asiwaju 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 order is coming hours after DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road in the early hours of Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace.
Although the service had earlier debunked the report as “not true,” spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya confirmed to The PUNCH via a WhatsApp message that the DSS denied its operatives entry into their Lagos office.
Following the heightened tension between the two agencies, the president through his media officer, Tunde Rahman, issued a statement at the State House Presidential Villa on Tuesday evening instructing the DSS to evacuate the premises immediately.
The statement partly read, “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.