JUST IN: Buhari suspends NBC DG, Modibbo

President Muhammadu , has suspended the -General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, from .

The , monitored on AIT on Friday, takes immediate effect and is in connection with a case of corruption involving him and pinnacle communications, the signal carrier of the digitization exercise.

The case against Modibbo and Pinnacle, is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), for alleged N2.5 billion fraud.

The of Modibbo by , is on the request of the ICPC, pending the conclusion of the case.

AIT reports that the most senior in the Commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, has asked to take over the affairs of the Commission.