By DAVID ABAKPA, Abuja
The Department of State Services, DSS, has revealed reason why it stopped arrest of its former Director-General, Ekpenyong Ita and a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday.
recall that officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Department of State Services, DSS, were on Tuesday involved in a dramatic showdown when EFCC operatives stormed the home of the immediate past Director General of the DSS, Ekpenyong Ita, to effect his arrest in Abuja.
Punch reports that a security source said the EFCC was prevented from arresting Ekpeyong because the anti-graft agency did not follow the due process.
The source stated that the EFCC ought to have written to the DSS on the invitation of Ekpeyong.
“The EFCC knows that the DSS operatives are guarding Ekpeyong. The normal thing is for it to write to the DSS, instead of resorting to lawlessness. The anti-graft agency should learn to embrace the rule of law,” the DSS source said.