- The probe of the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC resumed on Monday, July 13
- Officials cars belonging to the suspended EFCC boss were also withdrawn and his offices sealed
- Magu was also reportedly questioned over alleged N2.1 billion funds budgeted for foreign training in three years
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As the probe of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, continues, his offices have been sealed and official vehicles have been withdrawn.
Daily Sun reports that some top staff of the anti-graft commission and directors were also invited for questioning at the resumed probe on Monday, July 13.
The newspaper stated that two official bulletproof vehicles belonging to Magu were withdrawn and returned to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
Magu was also reportedly questioned over N2.1 billion funds budgeted for foreign training in three years.
According to the report, while no staff was sent for training, the fund could not be accounted for.
It was further gathered that operatives from the Force Criminal Investigation Division (FCID) sealed up Magu’s office at the new EFCC office and his office in Wuse II.
His personal staff were also allegedly prevented from accessing their offices or the floor housing the offices in the two buildings.
In another version of the report by The Nation, Magu’s direct aides and the EFCC’s acting director, Directorate of Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Management, Aliyu Yusuf, were also questioned.
Yusuf was reportedly summoned in respect of the 332 assets recovered from suspects by the commission.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Victor Ubani, a former vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping Magu for five years without being confirmed by the Senate.
Ubani said the president should have sought confirmation from the Senate or replaced Magu.
He said an acting chairman should not have been in running for the permanent position.
“If you look at the act that created the office of the chairmanship of the EFCC, there is no room for acting capacity. Even though people will want to have recourse to the interpretation that if you have the power to appoint, you also have the power to put someone in an acting capacity.
“But what happened in Magu’s case is that you sent him for confirmation and the Senate rejected him, and you now kept him in an acting capacity for five years. Even if someone has to serve in an acting capacity, it shouldn’t be up to a year because there must be confirmation as required by law," Ubani said.
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