President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, ordered the suspension of 12 Directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Secretary to the Commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede was also affected
The suspension became necessary following a request by the Presidential Panel investigating the allegations of graft and misconduct against the former EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
It was learnt that the directors were directed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN to proceed on suspension on Tuesday, in compliance with the presidential order.
According to a source, “The panel actually requested the suspension of all the directors of the EFCC to go to enable the panel members to carry out a thorough investigation into the activities of the commission.
“Following the request, the President asked the AGF to direct the directors and other senior officials to proceed on suspension immediately. The officials were informed on Tuesday.”