By Wilson Adekumola
The President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is reportedly having a meeting behind closed doors with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The purpose of the meeting is yet unknown, however, it may not be unconnected with the dispute between the DSS and the EFCC over the ownership of a building at Ikoyi, Lagos.
Bawa, who were said to have arrived at the Villa a few minutes past 2 pm was ushered into the President’s office complex.
The President wade into the conflict as a proactive measure on Tuesday, directing the DSS to immediately vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC in Lagos
A statement issued by Tunde Rahman explained that the President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace, was brought to his attention.
DSS operatives had invaded the office around 7:00 am on Tuesday and refused to leave despite dialogue between operatives of both agencies.
The EFCC had expressed shock at the manner in which operatives of its sister agency denied its operatives entry into its Lagos office.
However, the DSS denied the claim, describing it as “not true.”
While reacting to the incident late Tuesday, The President said “if there were issues between the two important agencies of government, they would be resolved amicably.”