Abdulrasheed Bawa, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who is still being held by the Department of State Services (DSS), has refused to write testimonies at the secret police facility.
According to our source, Bawa told investigators that the DSS had no right to keep him without charges, which explains his refusal to write any statements while in jail.
Bawa has been detained with Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, after their suspensions from their respective positions by President Bola Tinubu’s administration due to corruption and abuse of authority claims. Bawa had refused to cooperate with DSS investigators in order to protest his arrest without charges. “The EFCC’s imprisoned chairman has declined to write remarks.
Meanwhile, he told DSS that they had no authority to keep him detained without charges.
“He was also accused of shielding former Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari while assisting him in hunting down his opponents,” one of the sources says.
“He has vehemently refused to cooperate with DSS investigators since his detention,” another top source said. Meanwhile, Emefiele implicated Bawa in the Naira redesign scam that rocked the country a few months ago. Bawa’s invitation and questioning by the DSS occurred just days after Emefiele was detained and flown from Lagos to Abuja for questioning about alleged corruption and abuse of office.