President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Olanipekun Olukoyede, alongside over 10 other top officials of the commission, PM News reports.
The newspaper quoted a presidency source on Tuesday night as saying “They were suspended for various alleged criminal and corrupt infractions.”
They were suspended to allow for unfettered investigation of the various corruption allegations rocking the anti-graft commission.
The source added that “All the top officials in the agency have been suspended, their offices locked, to prevent any tampering with files at the commission.”
Ibrahim Magu, who acted as the EFCC Chairman, was suspended by President Buhari last week and the director of operations, Mohammed Umar Abba, was asked to replace him.
PM News source also said that the new acting Chairman survived the suspension, because he was found not to be a part of the suspected fraudulent hands in the anti-graft agency.