For leaking classified information to bloggers, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recently nabbed some of its operatives who had engaged in the act.
The Punch reports that apart from the arrest of a director and other senior operatives, that another person who happened to be in custody was a former senior operative who was dismissed from the anti-graft agency for corruption and cultism.
A source had said: “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 a former senior operative who was dismissed for corruption and involvement in cult activities.”
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It was also disclosed according to a top operative of the commission that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the commission, 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.
Based on the leakage of the said information, the affected officers were said by virtue of the conduct, violated their oath of office and the policy on discipline in the agency.
Against the backdrop, the act had led the upset among the commission’s leaders who noted that it was the cause of the negative media report the commission had been getting recently from all forms of media not excluding the bloggers.
This revelation was made during an interactive session organised by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the anti-graft agency and its principal officers, union representatives of polytechnics and specialised institutions in Kaduna on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
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