Inter-Agency Rivalry: Sagay Berates DSS, Says No One Is Above The Law
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has berated officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) over their alleged role in preventing operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from arresting a former Director General of the DSS, Mr. Ita Ekpeyong; and a former DG of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.
Ekpeyong had been invited by the EFCC for his alleged role in the arms scam involving a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and other service chiefs who have since been arraigned.
Sagay said, “I think the EFCC should refer the matter to the President so that he can take action because the President is the overall boss and if people are misbehaving like that, preventing agencies from doing their work, then there should be a penalty for misconduct.”
The PACAC chairman also described the fiasco as unfortunate, adding that no one was above the law.
Sagay said, “We all know that the law empowers the EFCC to investigate, arrest and prosecute and they have the right to interrogate and invite you and if you refuse to come, they can arrest you. So, anybody, who refuses, that is engaging in lawlessness and is trying to turn the country into a chaotic state of lawlessness which is certainly not good for the country.
“No one is immune from arrest except the President, Vice-President, governor and deputy governor.”