At least 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been suspended from office.
It was learnt that the notice of suspension was reportedly communicated to Mohammed Umar, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, late on Tuesday by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
The suspension is not unconnected to the ongoing investigation into corruption allegations leveled against Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting EFCC Chairman.
Some of the directors affected by the action have been involved in investigating Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, although the office of the AGF linked the exercise to the probe of Magu by a presidential panel, according to news.
There is said to be anxiety in the commission following the suspension, with some of those affected directors claiming that they were not directly involved in Magu’s administration.
Magu was reportedly whisked away by security operatives on 6 July to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the panel’s sitting.
His investigation and appearance before the panel follow some “weighty” allegations levelled against him by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation
Malami also accused the acting EFCC chairman of insubordination and misconduct and recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sack him.
Magu was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting EFCC Chairman the following Tuesday, a development confirmed by Malami last Friday.