The former Director General of the Department of State Services, Thursday, was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja on allegation of financial sleaze.
Mr. Ita Ekpenyong taken away by the operatives at 3:20 pm from his abode at Number 46, Mamman Nasir Street, in upscale Asokoro District of Abuja was apprehended in connection with funds released to DSS and Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, during the administration of the former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 elections.
The money, EFCC said, was not fully utilised and it is suspected that Ekpenyong left behind a huge amount of cash that could not be accounted for.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the search of Ekpenyong’s home, said: “Our men went there to do the work that they were prevented from doing about ten months ago.”
He did not, however, give details.