…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
Reports indicate that files and flash drives containing crucial information about former Nigerian governors who were under investigation have gone missing following an alleged covert operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The DSS is said to be the sister agency of the EFCC and allegedly conducted the raid on the EFCC office overnight on Friday, June 16, extending into Saturday morning.
Secrecy Surrounding the Raid
After the raid, EFCC personnel were reportedly instructed not to disclose any details regarding the incident to the public.
This secrecy has raised questions about the motives behind the operation and its implications for ongoing investigations and cases being pursued by the EFCC.
Political Motivations and Interests
According to SaharaReporters, the recent raids on both the EFCC offices in Ikoyi, Lagos, and Abuja appear to have political undertones rather than being purely based on legal grounds.
Sources suggest that the DSS’s actions were allegedly driven by the interests of an individual with close ties to President Bola Tinubu, whose identity remains undisclosed.
Targeting Political Cases and High-Profile Figures
It is believed that the DSS warned the EFCC to avoid interference in political cases it was handling.
A security source revealed that during the alleged raid, the DSS operatives specifically targeted files and flash drives containing sensitive information related to the investigations of former governors, ministers, and senators.
The nature of these targeted cases suggests a politically motivated intent behind the raid.
Focus on Non-Political Cases
The DSS reportedly advised the EFCC to concentrate on non-political cases for the time being.
This directive implies a desire to divert attention away from political investigations and suggests a potential interference in ongoing probes involving prominent figures.
The alleged secret raid on the EFCC headquarters by the DSS has resulted in the disappearance of files and flash drives containing significant information about former governors under investigation.
The incident raises concerns about the secrecy surrounding the raid and the potential political motivations behind it.
The actions of the DSS, coupled with the instruction for the EFCC to focus on non-political cases, highlight the need for transparency and the preservation of the integrity of ongoing investigations.
Further developments regarding the missing files and the implications for the Nigerian political landscape are awaited.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn