Buhari suspends Ibrahim Magu as acting EFCC chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

This was made known in a recent report by BBC Hausa Service which quoted an unnamed presidency source.

We had earlier reported that spent the night yesterday in police custody, based on the orders of a presidential panel probing alleged infractions against him.

According to a report by Premium Times, Mr Magu who has been the EFCC’s acting chairman since 2015 was arrested in front of the EFCC office in Abuja by security officials on Monday.

He was taken to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he appeared before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination.

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The allegations of insubordination and ‘relooting of recovered funds’ were levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

In separate statements Monday, the SSS denied arresting the anti-graft chief while the EFCC said Mr Magu was only invited for questioning.

Similarly, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has also described Mr Magu as a victim of power play in the presidency.

Mr Magu was not allowed to go back home because the panel ordered his detention.

The EFCC official was grilled for several hours by members of the panel in the presence of an EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo.

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When the panel rose for the day, it decided to send Mr Magu to Area 10 Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police, sources said.

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