President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu over N2.5 billion fraud related allegation.
According to our sources from the Federal Capital Territory, Kawu’s suspension is linked with an investigation conducted on him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), bordering on allegations of corruption.
The next most senior director of the commission is to take over on a temporary basis.
The Director, Broadcast Monitoring, Armstrong Idachaba and the next most senior director has been directed to act pending the outcome of the case against Kawu.
Recall that the ICPC had advised the President to suspend Kawu and 32 other public officers currently being investigated.
The Commission had arraigned Kawu and two others, Dipo Onifade and Lucky Omoluwa, over an alleged fraud of N2.5 billion
All three men are being prosecuted on 12-count charges. They allegedly conspired with one another to unduly use the influence and position of Kawu to help Omololuwa and his friends siphon public funds. The ICPC has accused Kawu of “using (his) position to confer corruption advantage.”