- Embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, has threatened to go on hunger strike while in detention
- Magu, accused of re-looting recovered funds, has spent almost a week in detention
- Sources say Magu may not be released from detention until he responds satisfactorily to all allegations against him
A report by Vanguard indicates that the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, may go on hunger strike.
According to the report, Magu is considering the move after sensing that the presidency may keep him in detention indefinitely until he answers allegations made against him.
Magu is facing a presidential panel after he was accused by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN of re-looting recovered funds.
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Already, some politicians and other wealthy Nigerians and foreigners, who alleged that they were duped by Magu and some operatives of the EFCC, are said to have started forwarding petitions on how they were coerced to part with huge sums of money and property under the guise of recovering ill-gotten wealth.
Magu along with seven of his aides, reportedly got into trouble after information got to the presidency about some of his dealings.
A presidency source, quoted in the report under the condition of anonymity, said that Magu may not be released from detention until he responds satisfactorily to all allegations against him.
Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide wrote on Twitter: The same modus operandi used by the EFCC under Magu is now being used against him. Magu would arrest you. Keep you incommunicado. Then start to leak damaging stories (true and false), to the media to damage you. Exactly what the panel is doing to him.
Meanwhile, a new revelation suggests Magu used the senior pastor of Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Emmanuel Omale, to purchase a property in Dubai with loot recovered in 2015.
In a related development, former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, says Magu should be detained for 28 days.
In a thread of tweets posted via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, July 11, Fayose advised the presidential panel probing Magu to formalise his detention "by obtaining days Remand Order from court to enable completion of investigations."