Breaking: Buhari suspends EFCC boss, Magu

Buhari and Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Magu is facing probe and allegation of fraud.

The EFCC boss is currently facing the presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami to probe the various allegations leveled against him.

The panel grilled Magu for hours on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja before he was taken into police custody.

Sources in the presidency, quoted by BBC Hausa Service and The Punch, confirmed Magu’s suspension by the president.

According top government source, it is commonsensical that when an investigation of this nature was 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.”

The source added that it was not logical and that it was even undemocratic to allow such to happen.

As at the time of filing this report, the presidency was yet to issue an official report regarding Magu’s suspension.

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  • Buhari said he would appoint only those he could trust.

    Alas, Buhari appointed Babachair and he cut grass with millions of naira.

    Buhari appointed Abba Kyari, and he took N500 million naira as bribe from MTN
    to facilitate the reduction of the fine imposed on MTN.

    Buhari appointed the chief of army, and 500 Shia Muslims were needlessly gunned down.

    Buhari trusted the Senate President and approved 27 billion naira for the renovation of national assembly.

    Buhari appointed Magu, the Mugu started buying properties all over Dubai.

    And these are the people Buhari trusted. What a blind trust.

    What a clueless and prejudiced regime. What a shame.

    What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

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    • My Brother, make u add defenseless Igbos that Buhari appointed COAS killed for no reason. In a sane society, Magu would have taken himself out of consideration when the Senators declined to confirm him twice. Buhari is failure

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  • No one can be trusted anymore, magu is a notorious looter. The Saraki led best Senates in the history of Nigeria said magu was not clean and refused to clear him for the sensitive efcc work, but the illiterate wrongly kept in in the office as acting on the advice of dumb adesina.

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    • Dear Brother if u said about Adeshina is correct, it there means that lots of my Yoruba brothers have be accomplices in this failed regime. Migeria as a country is obsolete, segregation is the only option. God bless you.

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  • The hunter becoming the hunted...Magu should have left long ago especially when the house refused to confirm him but foolishly stayed

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  • Corruption is absolutely fighting back, no doubt. It's sad

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  • It is good because: 'nemo judex in causa suam' No man can be a judge in how own cause.

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  • It is quiet a shame to see how the Czar of EFFC has faced his warrant.......

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  • The arrester has been arrested.

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