The suspension comes days after the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was similarly suspended.
The announcement was contained in a statement released on Wednesday night by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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The statement signed by Willie Bassey said the suspension is to allow for a proper investigation into Bawa’s conduct while in office.
Read the full statement below:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
14th June, 2023
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.ADVERTISEMENT