Senate Investigates EFCC, DSS Clash Over Arrest Of Former Security Chiefs
The Nigerian Senate has started investigations into what looks like role conflict between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of State Service (DSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
These three agencies clashed on Tuesday while trying to arrest the former heads of the two agencies - Ayo Oke, sacked Director-General of the NIA, and Ita Ekpeyong, the immediate past Director-General of the DSS.
At plenary on Wednesday, Senator Dino Melaye cited orders 42 and 52 and spoke on the clash, urging the Senate to look into the issue.
After he made the demand, the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, suggested that the Senate should investigate the clash between the EFCC, the DSS and the NIA, which he said could ridicule the name of "our great Country and this is unacceptable".
Senator Lawan also stressed that it is only a proper investigation that could reveal the true nature of what happened.
After further deliberation on the issue, the Senate set up an ad-hoc committee to look into the matter.
The committee will report back to the Senate in two weeks.