Breaking News: EFCC Boss, Bawa, Suspended by Tinubu

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken the decision to indefinitely suspend AbdulRasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from his position. The suspension comes as a result of serious allegations of abuse of office that have been leveled against Bawa. The President has deemed it necessary to initiate a thorough investigation into the conduct of the Chairman during his tenure.

In an official statement released on Wednesday by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the decision to suspend Bawa was announced. The statement clarified that the suspension was implemented to allow for an unbiased investigation into the allegations brought against him.

As part of the suspension directive, Bawa has been instructed to promptly hand over his responsibilities to the Director of Operations within the EFCC. This arrangement will remain in effect until the investigation reaches a conclusion.

The statement from the Director of Information reads, “President Tinubu has approved the indefinite suspension from office of AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office. This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office leveled against him.”

It further states, “Mr. Bawa has been directed to immediately hand over 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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The suspension of the Chairman of the EFCC underscores the seriousness with which the allegations against him are being treated. It demonstrates the commitment of the President to ensuring transparency, accountability, and the integrity of the institution responsible for combating economic and financial crimes in the country. The investigation will provide an opportunity to thoroughly examine the claims made against Bawa and determine the appropriate course of action based on the findings.

As the investigation progresses, the EFCC will continue its operations under the supervision of the Director of Operations, ensuring that the essential work of combating financial crimes continues unhindered. The Nigerian public and stakeholders will await the conclusion of the investigation, which will shed light on the conduct of the suspended Chairman and its potential implications for the EFCC’s functioning.

Source: PunchNG

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