The controversy surrounding the suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has now affected other senior officials of the commission, leading to the suspension of many of them.
Among those suspended is the EFCC Executive Secretary Olanipekun Olukoyede.
Other major unit heads in at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja as well as some zonal heads were also affected by the suspension, this newspaper learnt.
At least 11 officials were said to have been affected by the suspension although an official memo has not been issued on the matter.
However, some of the affected officials, who spoke to this newspaper, confirmed the situation.
“I wrote and sent in my handing over note yesterday (Tuesday),” the head of a major EFCC unit in Abuja said, asking not to be named for fear of victimisation.
Our sources said among the unit heads suspended were those of legal unit, economic governance unit and tax fraud unit.