Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) are interrogating the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, over his role in the naira redesign policy.
Akelicious reports that Bawa is currently in the custody of the DSS in Abuja, under investigation for alleged financial impropriety during his tenure as the EFCC chairman.
He was suspended indefinitely as chairman of the anti-graft agency by President Bola Tinubu on June 14, and shortly afterward, he was taken into DSS custody.
According to Daily Trust, Bawa is been grilled by DSS interrogators over his role in the currency redesign policy initiated by the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who is also in the custody of the secret police.
A source told the newspaper that the suspended EFCC chairman is being grilled over allegations of mismanagement, misappropriation, and diversion of proceeds from the sale of forfeited assets, but his role in the cash crunch is the leading offense.
The source said the DSS has not revealed the offenses of the suspended anti-graft agency boss to the public and has not yet pressed charges against him as investigations are ongoing.