DSS Operatives

A former Director of the Department of State Security (DSS), Mike Ejiofor, has said the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot investigate the financial details of the DSS.

He stated that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, should have approached the DSS DG, Lawan Daura, if he had a problem with the former DG, Ita Ekpenyong.

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Ejiofor’s comments come hours after the Senate had quizzed Magu and Daura.

Both men were invited to explain the roles played by their operatives when EFCC attempted to arrest Ekpenyong.

Prior to the commencement of the sitting, the senator had ordered journalists out of the room from coverage.

The development, according to Ejiofor, is a normal one as it borders on national security.

Speaking to Channels TV, Ejiofor said: “That is the proper thing to do. In such sittings you don’t expect the press or members of the public to begin to begin to listen to some issues that are capable of jeorpardising national security interest.

“You can agree with me that both the EFCC Chairman and the DG, SSS agreed that the sitting should be held in camera instead of allowing the press to witness it.

“That is my worry, we are talking about security, funding of security form this whole episode. There are certain things that should come to the public domain.”