President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended no fewer than 11 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as the probe of the shenanigans under the stewardship of disgraced Ibrahim Magu deepened.
The EFCC executive Secretary Olanipekun Olukoyede was among the senior officials suspended.
Olukoyede became the Secretary to the EFCC in November 2018 following confirmation by the Senate. According to the source they are suspended for various alleged criminal and corrupt actions and also to allow for unfettered investigation of the commission.
It also said that all the top officials in the agency have been suspended and their offices locked to prevent any tampering with files at the commission.
President Buhari suspended Ibrahim Magu the former acting chairman of the agency last week and appointed the director of operations, Mohammed Umar Abba.
The source said Umar Abba survived the temporary purge as he was found not to be a part of the suspected underhand dealings in the agency.
The former acting chairman of the agency is facing for the second week grilling by the presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, over financial allegations and improprieties including money laundering.
He is facing tough questioning over allegations that he re-looted funds recovered by the commission. And that he accepted bribes to pervert cases of graft