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BREAKING: Like Emefiele, Tinubu Suspends EFCC Boss, Bawa 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

OVER some lingering weighty allegations of abuse of office, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the indefinite suspension from office of Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The announcement was made in a statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director, Information, on Wednesday evening. 

Bawa, who’s been in the eye of the storm before the regime of former President Muhammadu Buhari, wound up, has been directed to immediately hand over Director, Operations in the Commission.

Read the statement in whole:

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.

Willie Bassey

Director, Information

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