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DSS investigation of suspended EFCC Chairman: What should Nigerians expect?

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A public affairs analyst Olalekan Ige has shed light on what is expected of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the wake of the suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to Ige, who was a guest on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Sam Chinedu, heading the EFCC exposes individuals to "enormous pressure" as they become natural targets for scrutiny. 

“Naturally, you’re a target,” he said.

He emphasised the need for a meticulous investigation, including conducting an in-depth interview with Bawa. He adds that the investigation should include requesting his account details and analyzing his call log, to gain valuable insights into any potential irregularities.

Ige also suggests that historical trends should be considered when selecting the next chairman of the EFCC. Highlighting the past appointments, he points out that previous heads of the commission have predominantly hailed from the northern region of the country. In order to evaluate the overall performance of the EFCC, Ige proposes that the next chairman should be chosen from the southern part of Nigeria.

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