Anti-graft operatives have raided the residence of Ita Ekpeyong, a former director-general of the State Safety Service (SSS).
The officers, believed to be from the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) arrived Mr Ekpeyong’s dwelling simply earlier than midday on Thursday, in an anti-corruption raid that was reportedly sanctioned by Performing President Yemi Osinbajo.
Mr Ekpeyong led the SSS between 2010 and 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari changed him with Lawal Daura, himself now faraway from workplace.
The property being raided is positioned in Asokoro, Abuja. An try was beforehand made to go looking it in November 2017, however Mr Daura prevented it, sparking a stand-off that just about turned deadly between SSS and EFCC operatives.
The EFCC then accused Mr Ekpeyong of being culpable within the arms buy scandal that rocked the exit of President Goodluck Jonathan. Scores of people and corporations have been recognized as allegedly sharing within the mismanaged funds, which had been earmarked for the struggle in opposition to Boko Haram.
It was not instantly clear whether or not at this time’s raid at Mr Ekpeyong’s dwelling, which authorities gave to him after his exit as DG of SSS, was a continuation of the botched search from final 12 months.
When PREMIUM TIMES visited the home, there was a heavy presence of armed law enforcement officials on each entrances to the road in addition to by the home. Hilux safety automobiles had been additionally parked near the home.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, didn’t return calls and an sms despatched to him in regards to the raid.
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