- Ibrahim Magu has been facing serious heat following allegations of re-looting recovered funds
- The embattled former EFCC boss is facing a presidential investigative panel led by former Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Ayo Salami
- Magu, who is facing trial over the allegations of corruption levelled against him, has been detained since July 6
The ongoing probe of corruption allegations against Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has entered the second week.
According to Daily Trust, Magu arrived at Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa at about 9 am on Monday, July 13, for the continuation of the probe.
The former EFCC boss has been appearing before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigative panel following various allegations leveled against him by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Department of State Service (DSS).
Magu has been detained since Monday, July 6, and reportedly shunned the cell of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
The embattled former EFCC boss has now turned the mosque on the premises of the police headquarters to his abode where he spent his fourth night.
Though he is supposed to be kept inside the cell at the zone 10 office of FCID, Abuja, Magu spends hours behind the counter in front of the cell after appearing at the presidential panel.
Emerging reports indicate that FCID, zone 10, has been well fortified since Magu was detained there and extra efforts have been made to scrutinize both officers and men working there, including visitors.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Magu may go on hunger strike. He is considering the move after sensing that the presidency may keep him in detention indefinitely until he answers allegations made against him.
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.
In a related development, the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) has called on Magu to give an account of missing 332 houses and two recovered oil vessels.
The PCARA said that the vessels (MT GOOD SUCCESS, MV PSV DERBY and MV THAMES) were left to sink despite warning from the Nigerian Navy to recover the petroleum products contained in them.
During a probe by the PCARA, the suspended the EFCC boss failed to give proper account for the damaged and deteriorating properties in the agency's custody.
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