BEVERLY HILLS, August 09, (THEWILL) – Officers from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have raided the residence of Ita Ekpeyong, a former Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS).
Reports indicate that the anti-graft officers arrived Ekpeyong’s home just before noon on Thursday, in an anti-corruption raid that was reportedly sanctioned by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
Ekpeyong led the DSS between 2010 and 2015 before President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him with Lawal Daura, himself now removed from office.
THEWILL recalls that an attempt was previously made to search the house in November 2017, but the EFCC officers were prevented by Daura, sparking a stand-off that nearly turned fatal between operatives of both agencies.
Ekpeyong is accused of being culpable in the arms purchase scandal that rocked the exit of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Scores of individuals and firms have been identified as allegedly sharing in the mismanaged funds, which were earmarked for the war against Boko Haram.