The suspended director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, was prevented from meeting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.
According to Punch, a weeping Ayo Oke made desperate attempts to enter the villa, Abuja shortly after his suspension was announced, but was turned back.
He made frantic efforts to avoid journalists and in the process, he was driven towards the Service Chiefs’ Gate from where he was turned back.
President Muhammadu Buhari suspended him over the monies which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered from a flat in Ikoyi last week.
Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, was also suspended.