In a significant turn of events, the Department of State Service (DSS) has released the embattled Ex-EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who spent over four months in custody. Morebranches can confirm that Bawa’s release occurred on Wednesday night.
Bawa’s ordeal began on June 14, 2023, when he was arrested by the DSS mere hours after his suspension from the position of EFCC Chairman by President Bola Tinubu. This suspension was due to alleged abuses of office, which raised questions about the integrity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Throughout his time in detention, the Secret Police did not formally present any charges against him or specify the nature of his alleged offenses. This lack of transparency in a high-profile case drew widespread attention and criticism from various quarters.
The release of Abdulrasheed Bawa raises several questions about the reasons behind his detention and the allegations against him. The public and the media have been left in the dark regarding the specifics of the case, which raises concerns about due process and transparency in Nigeria’s legal system