About 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been sent on suspension.
The suspension was allegedly on the order of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, who was said to have sent a letter to Mohammed Umar, acting EFCC chairman, notifying him of the suspension of the directors.
It was learnt that some of the directors affected by the action were in the team investigating Malami. However, AGF’s office linked the exercise to the probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the EFCC.
Malami had admitted approving the sale of oils assets seized by the EFCC, saying the sale followed due process.