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EFCC Arrests Director, Others for Leaking Classified Information

Kayode Sesan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a Director and some senior operatives for allegedly leaking sensitive information to an on-line news media and bloggers, The Punch is reporting.

According to the report, among those arrested by the anti-graft agency is a former senior operative who was dismissed on the basis of corruption and cultism.

The report quoted a source as saying, “There seems to be a purge here at the commission. Some of our operatives leaking information to bloggers are in custody already.
“Those arrested are a director, some senior and lower cadre officers, including former senior operative who was dismissed for corruption and involvement in cult activities.”

It was learnt that the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, ordered the arrest of the operatives because the information they leaked was intended to cause false reports, considered damaging to the image of the agency.

According to the source, the conduct of the affected operatives contradicted their oath of office and the policy on discipline in the agency.


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