EFCC boss, Magu, suspended pending investigation of alleged graft

The Federal Government has suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, pending the conclusion of investigations.
Magu has been appearing before a presidential panel reviewing EFCC activities, the agency said on Monday.
The Office of the Attorney General’s office said in a statement on Friday, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”
The president put EFCC operations director Mohammed Umar in charge pending the outcome of Magu’s case.
The two Abuja homes of the suspended EFCC chairman were tooth-combed by security agents on Tuesday.
Operatives of State Security Service and riot policemen stormed Mr. Magu’s private home in Karu and his official residence in Maitama in Abuja.
Mr Magu allegedly spent Monday night in police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja.
This followed his six-hour interrogation by a Presidential panel, chaired by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.
The panel was constituted by President Buhari to probe various allegations levelled against Magu following a petition by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS).
Malami’s memo allegedly accused Magu of diversion of recovered loot.
The memo was said to contain 22 allegations against the embattled EFCC chairman.

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