Nigeria’s President on Wednesday suspended the Chairman of the country’s corruption fighting agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A statement signed by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Nigerian Federation says the indefinite suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa is ‘to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office’.
The statement also says the suspension comes after weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.
Mr. Bawa was appointed by Nigeria’s immediate past President, Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, 2021.
He was recently in the eye of the storm when a former governor of a Northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara accused him of soliciting a bribe- something Mr. Bawa has denied.
Mr. Bawa’s suspension also comes just days after the country’s Central bank chief was suspended by the President.