President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has ordered the immediate suspension of 10 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, with immediate effects.
Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede, who was the agency executive Secretary, was suspended by President Buhari.
“They were suspended for various alleged criminal and corrupt infractions,” the source said.
They were suspended to allow for unfettered investigation of the various corruption allegations rocking the anti-graft commission.
The source also 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.
It was gathered that the new acting Chairman, Mohammed Umar survived the suspension because he was found not to be a part of the suspected underhand dealings in the agency.