Crime and Security

Presidency fires 12 EFCC officials

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The presidency has suspended indefinitely, 12 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials who were recently quizzed.

The affected officials were quizzed by the Presidential Investigation Committee, headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami (red).

This development comes days after 12 directors of the agency were suspended by the Presidency in relation to the ongoing probe of suspended acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Some of the directors affected by the suspension had reportedly been a part of the team investigating Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Among the affected officials are the agency’s Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, Kabir Latona, Muhammed Abba, Ibrahim Buhari and Rotimi Oyedepo.

According to reports, before their suspension, some of the officers were handling sensitive investigations before they received letters notifying them of their suspension from the anti-graft agency on Monday.

A source told the media: “After being in limbo for one week, we got our suspension letters on Monday.

“We were informed that the suspension is indefinite. We have taken it in good faith. But most of us have not received queries in our career.

“We have not even appeared before any disciplinary committee. We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene by reversing the suspension.”

“It wasn’t a friendly session but we were able to make some clarifications on our performance in office.

“A Coordinator told the committee that service and loyalty to Nigeria guided their conduct in office rather than sentiments.”

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