EFCC arrests former DSS boss, Ita Ekpenyong



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Ita Ekpenyong.

Report by Punch revealed that he was arrested at 46 Maman Nasir Street, Asokoro, Abuja.

According to the report, EFCC operatives came in three buses and some patrol vehicles accompanied by over 20 armed policemen.

The operatives then searched the mansion for over two hours before leaving at 3.20pm, Punch reports.

No cash was recovered from the house.

The raid barely occurred barely 10 months after the DSS under the leadership of the sacked DG, Lawal Daura, prevented EFCC men from searching or arresting Ekpenyong despite a court order.

Punch quoted sources, who said that the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was the one who ordered the raid following a meeting with the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the new DSS boss, Matthew Seyifa on Wednesday.