BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Boss
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Magu’s suspension comes a day after he was taken in for questioning by the Department of State Services (DSS) to face the presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami in Abuja on the various allegations leveled against the EFCC head.
After being quizzed on 22 allegations, he was whisked away to the FCID in Abuja.
A source confirmed Magu’s suspension to The PUNCH on Tuesday.
It was learnt that 24 allegations were levelled against Magu who has been acting as chairman for almost five years.
Most of the allegations, it was learnt, emanated from a report by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and a DSS report which was submitted to the Senate in 2016 and 2017.
The EFCC boss was accused of living above his means, fraternising with corrupt persons, diversion of recovered funds and many others.
He was also accused of insubordination.
Magu, it was learnt, was allowed to leave after about six hours and may be asked to return to make further clarifications.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the acting EFCC boss might be asked to step down pending the outcome of investigation.
The Presidency has yet to issue a formal statement on the issue as of the time of filing this report.