The President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa from office indefinitely.
The suspension order was contained via a press statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume.
Bawa has been directed to hand over to the Director of Administration in the Commission.
According to the press statement, the suspension was to allow investigations into various allegations levelled against the embattled EFCC Boss.
Below is the full statement from the SGF Office:
PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU SUSPENDS BAWA INDEFINITELY FROM OFFICE AS CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,GCFR, has approved the indefinite suspension from office of Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.
- This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.
- Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately handover the affairs of his office to the Director, Operations in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.