DSS refutes allegations of blocking EFCC access: The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed reports claiming that its personnel prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from entering their office in Lagos. According to DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya, the DSS was occupying its own facility to carry out its official responsibilities, and there was no truth to the allegations of barricading.
Ownership controversy clarification: Afunanya clarified that there is no controversy regarding the ownership of the building at No 15A Awolowo Road, as suggested by some media reports. He stated that the EFCC has not contested the ownership of the building, and it is common knowledge that the location was previously the headquarters of the NSO (National Security Organization), which later became the SSS/DSS.
Emphasis on collaboration, debunking rivalry claims: Afunanya emphasized that there is no rivalry between the DSS and the EFCC. He stated that both agencies are partners working together for the benefit of the nation, dispelling any rumors or falsehoods regarding conflicts or competition between them.