EFCC Raids House, Arrests Former DSS Boss Ekpeyong


A former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The action came barely 24 hours after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked the agency’s former boss, Lawal Daura, over Tuesday’s “unauthorised” siege on the National Assembly complex.

Daura prevented the EFCC from arresting Ekpeyong in November last year in a standoff that almost resulted in a shootout between both organisations.

EFCC had accused Ekpeyong of mismanaging funds meant for arms procurement.

“We arrested him for the same reason that failed the other time because the coast is very clear for us now. The blockage has been removed,” a source close to the commission said.

The operatives swooped on his residence at 46, Maman Nasir Street, Asokoro, Abuja, and carried out a search that lasted hours.

Osinbajo reportedly gave the nod for the operation.