DSS invites Bawa after indefinite suspension

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has invited the suspended chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa over weighty allegations against him.

The invitation by the service followed the indefinite suspension of the chairman of the anti-graft agency.

A statement released on Wednesday evening by the spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya, stated that Bawa had acknowledged the invitation and arrived at the facility of the service.

According to Afunanya, “Bawa arrived a few hours ago. The invitation relates to some investigative activities concerning him.”

Meanwhile, The ICIR earlier reported that president Bola Tinubu suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa, indefinitely.

The statement was disclosed by the director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey on Wednesday, June 14.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,GCFR, has approved the indefinite suspension from office of Mr AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.

“This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him. Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately handover the affairs of his office to the Director, Operations in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation,” the statement read.

In May, it was reported that Bawa sent out invitations to all outgoing governors in the country as part of steps to probe their activities and question commissioners who served under them as they wind up their tenure.

The invitation generated some reactions, especially from former Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle, who was then preparing to leave office, having lost his re-election bid.

Matawalle called for Bawa’s resignation and probe, accusing him of corruption and abuse of power.

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