President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with immediate effect.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made this known in a notice to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday.
The suspension was to allow unhindered probe into activities of the EFCC under the administration of suspended Acting Chairman of commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
It was gathered that the EFCC’s executive secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, was among those suspended by President Buhari.
Olukoyede, who was the former Chief of Staff to Magu, replaced Emmanuel Aremoafter the expiration of his five-year tenure in July 2018.