Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have reportedly raided the headquarters of its sister agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday night.
It was a scene right out of a Hollywood spy flick as Department of State Services (DSS) operatives invaded the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) headquarters on Friday night in what could easily qualify as a Hollywood-worthy heist.
According to SaharaReporters, the raid lasted till early Saturday morning. The action was said to have taken under the cover of the night to prevent public knowledge, while the staff of EFCC were instructed not to mention anything concerning the raid to the public.
The movie-like scene lasted through the night, only ending early on Saturday morning. The clandestine operation was carried out under the shroud of darkness to prevent the public from getting wind of it. Unsurprisingly, EFCC employees were also instructed to keep their mouths shut about the incident.
According to an insider who spoke to SaharaReporters, the DSS is working for a particular interest very important to the president beyond what the public is made to believe.
An insider has leaked that the DSS may not be acting solely in the interest of the public. According to a source who spoke to SaharaReporters, there might be a bigger picture that the masses are not privy to.
However, another source said it may be linked to the recent closure of the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos by the DSS.
Another anonymous source believes that the raid could be connected to the recent closure of the EFCC office in Lagos state’s Ikoyi area by the DSS.
“I heard the raid and partisanship of the DSS was the reason why they raised an alarm yesterday (Saturday) that some of their disgruntled officers are planning to shame the agency and embarrass the leadership,” the source said to SaharaReporters.
The source also claims that the DSS raid could have something to do with the agency’s internal conflict. Apparently, some officers are unhappy with the leadership of the anti-corruption agency and had earlier planned to cause commotion.
Some of the investigators handling the case of former Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle are to be summoned by the DSS for interrogation, it was further learnt.
An ordered list follows below.
- Some investigators are to be summoned by the DSS
- The investigators were those who had been handling the case of former Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle
- The investigators will be interrogated by the DSS
“That is actually intimidation, symptomatic of what former Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami did during Ibrahim Magu’s time as EFCC chairman to get several suspects off the hook,” the source said.
Critics have described the act as nothing short of intimidation and harassment. A source alleges that this act is similar to what happened during the time of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman. Back then, the former Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, allegedly helped several suspects get off the hook.
Source: Information Nigeria.