DSS Confirms Release Of Former EFCC Boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the release of the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Naija News reports that the DSS confirmed Bawa’s release in a short statement signed by its Director, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Peter Afunanya.

Recall that the former EFCC boss was on Wednesday night released by the DSS since his incarceration without trial since June 14, 2023.

The Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey had announced Bawa’s suspension, saying the anti-graft agency boss was suspended as a result of weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.

Naija News recalls that a former governor of Zamfara State and Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, had accused Bawa of demanding $2 million bribe from him, an allegation which he denied.

Bassey had said suspension was to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.