UPDATE: Why Magu Was Suspended, Sleep Over In Detention


By Abubakar zaharadden kano

Revelations have emerged that suspension of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, by Federal Government was reached by the Presidential panel after his office was alleged to be involved in 24 cases bordering on corruption leveled against him by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The 24 cases leveled against the embattled anti-graft boss, who was placed under detention by the panel for further questioning, include money laundering and unaudited EFCC financial report since Magu took over the affairs of the commission over five years ago.

Other reasons advanced for his suspension were said to be ill-gotten wealth and nondisclosure of assets recovered from public officeholders indicted to have used their offices to acquire property in the country.

Although other reasons for Magu’s suspension were yet to be revealed, the apex government directives came barely 24 hours after his invitation and subsequent detention by Department of State Security (DSS), over his alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

Magu was reported to be under detention when the panel set up to investigate his office involvement in corruption allegations recommended that the commission boss be suspended to allow for further investigations.

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