President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the indefinite suspension of the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa.
This was contained in a Press Release from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), dated June 14, 2023, and signed by the Director of Information, Willie Bassey.
The statement reads:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
14th June, 2023
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.