Buhari suspends EFCC acting chairman, Magu over graft

Buhari suspends EFCC acting chairman, Magu over graft


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

Magu was reportedly suspended to allow him face the probe into the allegations of corruption leveled against him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Recall that Malami had in June, written a letter to President Buhari asking for Magu’s sack. He accused Magu of corruption, diversion of recovered funds, insubordination among other offences.

Magu was invited on Monday, before a panel probing the allegations. The panel is led by retired president of the appeal court Ayo Salami.

The anti-graft henchman is being dragged for some 22 allegations including:

Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds

Declaration of N539 billion as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed.

Insubordination to the office of the AGF by not seeking his approval on some decisions.

Not providing enough evidence for the extradition of ex-Minister of Petroleum. Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Alleged late action on the investigation of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) leading to legal dispute.

Not respecting court order to unfreeze a N7billion judgment in favour of a former Executive Director of First Bank.

Alleged delay in acting on two vessels seized by Nigerian Navy leading to the loss of crude.

Alleged favouring of some investigators called Magu’s Boys.

Reporting some judges to their presiding officers without deferring to the AGF.

Alleged sales of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends.

Alleged issuance of investigative activities to some media prejudicial to some cases.

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