IBRAHIM MAGU, Nigeria’s anti-corruption acting Chairman, Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, was picked up by operatives of Department of State Services, DSS, and moved into the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to appear before a panel set up to investigate allegations of corruption against him.
He is undergoing interrogation as at the time of this report. Magu was intercepted by DSS operatives on his way out of EFCC Annex, Wuse II; on his way to the Force Headquarters. And was told that the invitation by the panel was more important. He was joined by his lawyer, Rotimi Jocobs.
Abubakar Malami, Nigeria´s Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Justice Minister, had written President Buhari, recommending the removal of Magu as acting Chairman of EFCC, for alleged corruption cases “raging from diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct”. This is not the first time Magu’s integrity as acting Chairman, EFCC, has been raised.
Shehu Garba, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs, to President Buhari, had disclosed that investigations had been ordered into corruption allegations against top government officials.
“The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration.
“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing”, Garba stated.