EFCC Boss, Bawa in DSS Custody Moments After Suspension Over Alleged Abuse Of Office

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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EFCC Boss, Bawa in DSS Custody Moments After Suspension Over Alleged Abuse Of Office

President Bola Tinubu has approved the indefinite suspension from office of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa, to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.

According to a statement by the Director of Information at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the action 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,” the statement said.

Earlier in the day, the EFCC chairman was at the State House for a meeting with the President.

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The development comes after last Friday’s suspension of CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele and his subsequent arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).

See the full statement below:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION

14th June, 2023

PRESS RELEASE
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.

2. This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.

3. 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.

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Meanwhile, FamousReporters.com gathered that no sooner had the former EFCC boss bagged Mr. President’s suspension than the DSS swift into action to arrest Bawa over the alleged crimes.

Thus the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, is currently cooling off in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Famous Reporters also learnt that
that Bawa arrived the headquarters of DSS at about 9:02pm.

According to a reliable source, Bawal “is currently being grilled by the operatives of the secret police.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, who would not give details of the arrest and the present state of the embattled EFCC boss, confirmed Bawa’s presence to the Media.

Details coming soon…

By Famous Reporters

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