The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday afternoon arrested a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Ita Ekpenyong, at his Asokoro residence in Abuja.
Last year, the EFCC had attempted to arrest Ekpenyong, but were rebuffed by DSS operatives despite a court order and a valid search warrant.
According to reports, the EFCC officials came in three buses and some patrol vehicles, in the company of over 20 armed policemen. They searched the mansion for over two hours before leaving at 3.20pm.
According to reports, 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.