Breaking: Buhari's Panel Suspends EFCC Boss
The panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe corruption allegation levelled against the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has asked the him to temporarily quit office.
Magu who was said to have spent last night in police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja was quizzed on Monday for about six hours by a Presidential panel, chaired by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami was suspended some hours ago according to a source in the Presidency.
The panel that suspended the EFCC boss was constituted by President Muhammadu 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.
However, Malami’s spokesman, Dr Umar Gwandu, said he had no knowledge of Magu’s arrest nor the suspension.
Also, when the media aide of the anti-graft boss, Tony Amokedo was contacted, he said that he is not aware of the suspension of his boss.