EFCC: More officials get suspension, one begs President Buhari for reversal


About 12 officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials have been suspended indefinitely.

According to a report by The Nation Newspaper,  all 12 officials received their letter of suspension on Monday.

The Nation Newspaper quoted a source to have 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”, the source said.

Meanwhile, the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Investigation Committee (PIC) probing acts of corruption in an agency that In itself has the mandate to tackle corruption, has interrogated more officials of the EFCC.

Report has it that some officials handling sensitive investigations have been quizzed by the PIC.

Among officials said to have appeared before the PIC included crack investigators, zonal heads and those in the Legal Unit of the agency.

An official who was quizzed stated that the session with the PIC wasn’t a friendly session.

The official also revealed that a coordinator who was grilled said to the panel that: “service and loyalty to Nigeria guided their conduct in office rather than sentiments.”

The official noted however, that despite the uneasy atmosphere during the session with the PIC, “we were able to make some clarifications on our performance in office”.