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12 EFCC officials get Suspended indefinitely

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About 12 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials on Monday,have been suspended indefinitely.

All letters of suspension were received by all the 12 , yesterday, while more officials were quizzed by the Presidential Investigation Committee, chaired by Justice Isa Ayo Salami (red).

Some of those grilled were handling sensitive investigations.

One of the officials had his car pushed at the Banquet Hall Wing of the Presidential Villa before it could start.

A reliable source related: “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.”

Some of those who appeared before the panel included some crack investigators, zonal heads and those in the Legal Unit.

One of the concerned officials said: “It wasn’t a friendly session but we were able to make some clarifications on our performance in office.

“A Coordinator told the committee that service and loyalty to Nigeria guided their conduct in office rather than sentiments.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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