The Department of State Services (DSS) said it is interrogating suspended chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa.
DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya in a statement late Wednesday said “Bawa arrived a few hours ago” at the office of the secret police.
“The invitation relates to some investigative activities concerning him,” Afunanya said.
Bawa was suspended by President Bola Tinubu earlier on Wednesday over alleged abuse of office.
Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said the suspension is to allow for a thorough investigation into his conduct while in office following “weighty allegations” against Bawa.
Bawa was directed to immediately handover to the Director, Operations in the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Bawa as EFCC chairman in February 2021. He was thereafter confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.
Bawa succeeded former EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu who was also suspended and underwent trial on alleged diversion of recovered government’s assets.
The Buhari Presidency said Magu’s suspension is to “allow for unhindered inquiry” by the panel investigating allegations of corruption during his tenure as EFCC chairman.
Magu, however, denied all allegations against him.
The outcome of the President Buhari’s enquiry into Magu’s tenure as EFCC chairman is yet to be known two years after his removal from office.