The Department of State Services has denied claim of its personnel denying operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission access to the anti-graft agency’s office in Lagos.
Spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya said the DSS was occupying “its own facility” where it was carrying out an operation. He told Punch;
“It is not correct that the DSS barricaded EFCC from entering its office. No. It is not true. The Service is only occupying its own facility where it is carrying out its official and statutory responsibility.
“By the way, there is no controversy over No 15A Awolowo Road as being insinuated by the Media. Did the EFCC tell you it is contesting the ownership of the building? I will be surprised if it is contesting the ownership. Awolowo Road was NSO headquarters. SSS/DSS started from there. It is a common knowledge. It is a historical fact. Check it out.”
Afunanya also debunked claim of a rivalry between his agency and the EFCC. He added;
“There is no rivalry between the Service and the EFCC over and about anything. Please do not create any imaginary ones. They are great partners working for the good of the nation. Dismiss any falsehood of a fight.”