The Federal Government in a night operation on Tuesday suspended about 12 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC even as the investigation of the former action chairman, Ibrahim Magu continues.
It was said the officers were allegedly shoved out for corrupt infractions and fears of tampering with evidences.
The notice of suspension was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday night by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
Reports also have it that the Commission’s executive Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede was among the senior officials suspended by President Buhari.
A Presidential source said “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.
Magu’s office had been under lock and key with a NO ENTRY (BA SHIGA OR MA WOLE) notice to all staff.
It was gathered that the new acting Chairman survived suspension, because he was found not to be a part of the suspected underhand dealings in the agency.