The private residence of a former director-general of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpeyong has been raided by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The officials were said to have arrived at his home before noon on Thursday and the raid allegedly approved by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Ekpeyong was the Director-General of the SSS from 2010 to 2015 before President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him with the sacked Lawal Daura.
The house in Asokoro, Abuja was supposed to be searched in November 2017 but Daura allegedly prevented it which led to a cold blood between the SSS and the EFCC.
The former DG like many individuals and firms was accused of playing a role in the armed purchase scandal that led to the ousting of the former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The fund which was allegedly mismanaged was meant for the purchase of arms to fight the Islamic terrorist Boko Haram.
It is yet to be verified if today’s raid has anything to do with the previous indictment.
However, the raided house was given to Ekpeyong by the Federal government after his exit at the DSS.
Premium Times reported that there was a heavy presence of armed police officers on both entrances to the street as well as by the house, and Hilux security vehicles were also parked close to the house.