DSS denies barricading Lagos EFCC office

The Department of State Services, DSS, has dismissed reports that its personnel denied operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, access to its office in Lagos state.The spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya said the DSS was occupying “its own facility” where it was carrying out an operation.He disclosed this in a WhatsApp message to Vanguard on Tuesday.He said, “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, however, debunked claims that there is a rivalry between his agency and the EFCC.Afunaya said, “There is no rivalry between the Service and the EFCC over and about anything. Please do not create any imaginary ones. They are great partners working for the good of the nation. Dismiss any falsehood of a fight.”