Breaking: Ibrahim Magu Suspended as EFCC Acting Chairman

The presidency has suspended Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The suspension came after Magu was invited yesterday, Monday July 6th, to face a presidential panel over allegations of corruption.

BBC Hausa quoted sources on Tuesday afternoon as confirming the suspension of Magu from office.

Other sources at the presidency also confirmed the development.

A source that spoke with Punch said, “It is commonsensical that when an investigation of this nature is ongoing, you don’t allow the person being investigated to keep the keys of the office for which he is being investigated.

“This is because if he keeps the keys, there can be a kind of tampering with documents or evidence.

“It is not logical and it is even undemocratic to allow such to happen.”

Magu spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja after he was grilled for six hours by a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president of the Court of Appeal.

Buhari set up the panel 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).

The presidential panel resumed sitting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today to continue the interrogation.

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