Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday met with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This comes barely 24 hours after Tinubu ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to vacate the Ikoyi office of the antigraft commission.
Bawa, who arrived at the Villa a few minutes past 2pm, was ushered into the president’s office complex.
Although the purpose of the meeting was not immediately known, sources within Villa said it might be informed by the reported fracas between the operatives of EFCC and personnel of the DSS.
President Tinubu asked the DSS to vacate the office of the EFCC in Ikoyi, on Tuesday.
He said if there were issues between the “two important agencies of government”, they would be resolved amicably, according to a statement shared with TheCable by the State House.
“The President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace, was brought to his attention,” the statement reads.
Officials of the DSS prevented personnel of the EFCC in Lagos from accessing their Ikoyi office.