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BREAKING: EFCC arrests ex-DSS DG Ita Ekpeyong

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Director – General of the Department of State Services , Ita Ekpeyong .Our correspondent who witnessed the arrest at 46 , Maman Nasir Street , Asokoro , Abuja , on Thursday afternoon reported that the EFCC men came in three buses and some patrol vehicles accompanied by over 20 armed policemen .

The operatives then searched the mansion for over two hours before leaving at 3 . 20 pm .

It was observed that no cash was recovered .

The raid occurred barely 10 months after the DSS under the leadership of the recently sacked DG , Lawal Daura , prevented EFCC men from searching or arresting Ekpeyong despite a court order .

Sources told our correspondent that the acting President , Prof . Yemi Osinbajo , ordered the raid following a meeting with the acting Chairman of the EFCC , Mr . Ibrahim Magu ; and the new DSS boss , Matthew Seyifa, on Wednesday .

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