A week after several directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were suspended over alleged corruption within the commission’s officials, twelve other officials have been officially suspended indefinitely on Monday following their quiz by the Presidential Investigation Committee, headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami (red).
The twelve officials suspended on Monday are totally different from the twelve directors of the agency who were previously suspended by the Presidency in relation to the ongoing probe of suspended Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.
According to reports, the agency’s Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede was suspended while others affected by the suspension include Kabir Latona, Muhammed Abba, Ibrahim Buhari, Rotimi Oyedepo.
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.
According to TheNation, one of their sources said:
“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 Mummadu 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.”