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DSS, EFCC officials throw caution to the wind, clash over move to pick Oke, Ekpeyong


The usual cooperation between men of the Department of State Services (DSS) and their counterparts at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may have suffered a temporary setback.

This follows a reported clash in the Asokoro area of Abuja on Tuesday between officials of the two government agencies.

The Advocate learnt from a report in The Cable, an online newspaper that the EFCC had stormed the residences of Ayo Oke, sacked Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Ita Ekpeyong, the immediate past Director General of the DSS, in a bid to arrest the two.

The operatives guiding the two former top security officials were said to have resisted the move, which was followed by a heated argument.

The EFCC had invited Oke for questioning in connection with the $43 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Oke’s wife, Folashade who was identified as the owner of the apartment, had also been summoned.

The development was also said to have resulted into palpable tension.

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