Magu: Hunter becomes hunted as police detain EFCC boss overnight for more interrogations

Magu: Hunter becomes hunted as police detain EFCC boss overnight for more interrogations

- Police have reportedly detained the acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu

- The EFCC boss was said to have been summoned on Monday, July 6, over alleged corruption

- Abubakar Malami, the AGF and minister of justice had asked President Buhari to sack Magu over some allegations

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A report by TheCable indicates that the interrogation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over the activities of the agency under his watch would continue on Tuesday, July 7. gathered that Magu was detained on the night of Monday, July 6, at the police headquarters in Abuja.

The report says that the presidential panel probing him is headed by a former president of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami.

According to the online medium, the panel sat till 10 pm on Monday, July 6, after which Magu was detained.

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Magu: Hunter becomes hunted as EFCC boss detained overnight as questioning enters second day

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Credit: TheCable.
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It would be recalled that Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty” allegations.

Some of the allegations according to the report include: "Discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC on recovered funds; leaking investigative reports to the media before going to court; sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends; a shortfall of N35 billion in his declaration of recovered funds; insubordination to the AGF; not providing enough evidence for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke and ignoring court order to unfreeze a N7 billion judgment in favour of a suspect."

Meanwhile, had previously reported that a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Femi Odekunle, reacted to Magu's ordeal.

It was reported that Magu faced a panel at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, July 6 over allegations of corruption.

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Magu's problem came two weeks after Malami recommend his removal to President Buhari.

Malami, in a memorandum to the president, anchored his recommendation on several grounds “raging from diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct” by Magu.

In a preliminary reaction to the situation on behalf of PACAC, Professor Odekunle said the plans to replace Magu were already in motion.

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He made the allegation in a statement sent to journalists in reaction to the media reports which went viral concerning the EFCC boss.

In another report, the Department of State Services (DSS) denied reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu.

The spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, made the clarification on Monday, July 6, after reports emerged that Magu was arrested by its operatives.

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