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Magu suspended to face probe

By Technocrat Media, Akure
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu has been suspended.

According to TheCable Newspaper Magu was suspended to allow him to face the probe into the allegations against him.

He appeared before a panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him on Monday. The panel is led by Ayo Salami, retired president of the appeal court.

The development comes after he was arrested on Monday and detained by security operatives in Abuja.

Magu’s travails followed a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in which the suspended anti-graft czar was accused of grave malfeasance.

He was alleged to have mishandled the recovered loot and was selling seized assets to associates. He was also alleged to have refused to subject himself to the supervision of the office of the attorney-general.

A member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Femi Odekunle had accused Malami of waging a grudge war against Magu.

He said the suspended EFCC chief is a victim of a power-play at the presidency.

But the presidential panel disclaimed the statement, saying Odekunle only spoke for himself.

In 2016, the Senate under the leadership of Mr. Bukola Saraki declined to confirm the appointment of Magu over a report by the Department of State Services (DSS) which indicted Magu of corruption.


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