The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an unspecified number of operatives for allegedly leaking information to bloggers.
Among those arrested are a director and other senior operatives.
It was gathered that among those in custody was a former senior operative who was dismissed from the anti-graft agency for corruption and cultism.
“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.” the source told The PUNCH.
A top operative of the commission told the newspaper 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.
The source said the conduct of the affected officers contradicted their oath of office and the policy on discipline in the agency
It was learnt that the leadership of the commission was irked by the negative media report the commission has been getting recently from the mainstream media and bloggers.
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