According to Punch, officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are being barred from arresting the former director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ekpeyong Ita by the state security agents.
EFCC officials and mobile policemen numbering over 50 reportedly arrived outside Ita’s home around 11 AM with an arrest warrant.
Attempting to make their way into the property located at 46 Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro, heavily armed DSS agents, some in masks, reportedly barred them from gaining access.
Punch reports that the agents said their action is a result of “orders from above.”
Ita is under investigation for his alleged role in the misappropriation of the funds disbursed for arms, which former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki is currently in a court case for.