July 15, 2024

President Tinubu Suspends Bawa Over Alleged Misuse Of Office

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President Tinubu Suspends Bawa Over Alleged Misuse Of Office
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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa, has been placed on indefinite suspension by President Bola Tinubu over misused of office leveled against him.

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According to a statement issued and signed by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information at the Office to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the action follows heavy allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.

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,” the statement said.

The statement reads in part: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION dated 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.

“This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.

“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.”

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