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President Buhari suspends EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

Valentine Chinyem

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

Magu was said to have the night in police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja, after he was interrigated on Monday for about six hours by a Presidential panel, chaired by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

However, Magu’s media aide, Tony Amokedo, denied the suspension rumour of his boss, when contacted by Daily Trust.

The panel 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.