Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, stormed the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and prevented officials of the commission from gaining access to their office in the Ikoyi area of the state.
Reports say some sources in the both agencies disclosed that there has been an ongoing rivalry between the DSS and the EFCC over the onwership of the building.
It was gathered that the operatives of the secret police stormed the office around 7:00 am on Tuesday, and refused to leave despite dialogue between operatives of both agencies.
An EFCC official told newsmen on condition of anonymity that, “There’s been a running battle between us and the DSS over who owns the office because the office was used by them before the EFCC came on board and it was handed over to us.
“But it’s been an administrative issue, and the matter is not in court and hasn’t caused any fracas before now. But we don’t understand why they have to block our office and deny our officials access when a new government just came in.”
“The office used to be ours, and we have been fighting over it for years now, and the EFCC knows,” a DSS source said.
According to reports, both spokesmen of the agencies have yet to react to the incident.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that newly inaugurated Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Pastor Umo Eno has promised to serve the people of the state with “utmost dedication.”