Ayo Oke, suspended director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), was prevented from meeting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, according to Punch.
The newspaper said he made desperate attempts to enter the villa, Abuja shortly after his suspension was announced, but was turned back.
He was said to have been driven towards the service chiefs’ gate from where he was turned back.
Ayo Oke has reportedly left the premises.
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.