By Kenneth Atavti
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday denied insinuation of purported ‘fight’ between the service and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a property in Lagos.
DSS, in a statement by Dr. Peter Afunanya Public Relations Officer stated that contrary to the report, there is no rivalry between the Service and the EFCC over and about anything.
Indeed, the service urged the media not to create any imaginary one. “They (DSS, EFCC) are great partners working for the good of the nation. Dismiss any falsehood of a fight.
The statement which read in part said: “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to some media reports that it barricaded the EFCC from entering its Lagos office. 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”. He maintained.