Suspended EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa Leaves Presidential Villa Amidst Controversy

Suspended EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa Leaves Presidential Villa Amidst Controversy

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. Photos have emerged online showing the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, leaving the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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This comes after reports that Bawa had a meeting with President Bola Tinubu earlier on the same day inside his official office.

Meeting Accompanied by NNPC CEO Mele Kyari

During the meeting, Bawa was accompanied by Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

The purpose of their meeting with the President remains undisclosed.

Suspension for Investigation into Conduct

In a statement issued by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, it was clarified that Bawa’s suspension aims to enable a thorough investigation into his conduct while serving as the EFCC Chairman.

Bawa has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Director of Operations in the Commission.
Bawa has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Director of Operations in the Commission.

The statement emphasizes the need for a proper inquiry into the matter.

Handover of Responsibilities

As per the statement, Bawa has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Director of Operations in the Commission.

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During the investigation period, the Director of Operations will oversee the responsibilities of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission.

Conclusion:

The emergence of photos showing the suspended EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, leaving the Presidential Villa has added further intrigue to the ongoing situation.

The purpose of Bawa’s meeting with President Tinubu, along with Mele Kyari, prior to his suspension remains unknown.

The suspension itself is intended to facilitate a thorough investigation into Bawa’s conduct, while his responsibilities are temporarily handed over to the Director of Operations in the Commission.

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