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 3.20pm.
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.
Femi Fani-Kayode, A former minister of aviation on his verify Facebook, saying “The DG of DSS during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Mr. Ita Ekpeyong, has been arrested by the EFCC. The days of politically-motivated arrests and malicious witchunts are far from over. They will come up with their usual lies now to crucify the man before the world.”