By Abubakar Yunus, Abuja
North Central Citizens Council,(NCCC) has called for the immediate suspension of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The group also demanded the federal government to begin a thorough investigation into several allegations against him, especially for the fact that the commission has suffered a lot of setbacks as it relates to corruption.
The National Coordinator of the group,Comrade Mohammed Eneji made the call while addressing journalists in Abuja.
He said one of the allegations is that the Chairman recently spent a large amount of money to the tune of $300,000 for hotels and other activities, which is far and beyond his income as a civil servant, during a visit to Mecca with his family on a lesser Hajj.
According to him, “We are calling on the relevant authorities to initiate a proper investigation into Bawa’s spending spree in Saudi Arabia and also his involvement in concealing and/or obstructing the investigation into the death of Abel Isah.
“We are also calling on the Senate Presidency to halt any plans for the confirmation of Bawa as a substantive EFCC Chairman until the conclusion of the investigation, as doing so will send the wrong signal to Nigerians”.
Speaking,Muhammed explained that the flamboyant lifestyle of Abdulrasheed Bawa has always raised suspicion as to the income of the embattled Chairman.