The Department of State Services (DSS) has recently released Abdulrasheed Bawa, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following his more than 100-day detention, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

As per a statement from the secret police on Wednesday, the Department of State Services (DSS) confirmed the release of Abdulrasheed Bawa.

“DSS confirms release of former EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, a few hours ago (today 25th October 2023),” the DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya said.

A video of the former EFCC chief being welcomed by his wives and children has also gone viral on social media in the aftermath of his release.

Following his release, a video showcasing the former EFCC chief’s welcome by his wives and children has gone viral on social media..

Bawa’s suspension stemmed from serious allegations of abuse of office, as stated by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The Director of Information at the SGF office Willie Bassey said the move was to allow for a thorough probe into the allegations.

In the wake of his suspension and his June 14 arrest by the DSS, a former Governor of Zamfara State Bello Matawalle also accused Bawa of seeking a $2 million bribe from him.

But the ex-EFCC chief denied the Minister of State for Defence’s allegations.

While Tinubu directed the Commission’s Director of Operations Abdulkarim Chukkol to step in as the acting chair of the EFCC, the Nigerian leader on October 12 named Ola Olukoyede as the agency’s chief.

Olukoyede’s appointment is for a renewable term of four years in the first instance, according to presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale.

Ajuri said the appointment followed Bawa’s resignation with Olukoyede’s confirmation coming in about a week later.

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