The Federal Government is set to begin the prosecution of embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over corruption allegations leveled against him.
Magu, who was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC, is facing an interagency committee led by Justice Ayo Salami, which is investigating allegations against him.
He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning.
Daily Independent also gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Magu’s suspension from office following recommendations from the Ayo Salami panel. Secretary to EFCC, Olanipekun Olukoyede, will take over as acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
It was gathered that while the committee asked him to step down pending the conclusion of the investigation, he remained adamant prompting the panel to recommend his suspension to the president.
Magu’s Probe Continues In Aso Rock
There are indications that the embattled EFCC chairman may have given up on the bid to save his job as the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel investigating allegations against him continued on Tuesday.
Early findings on Tuesday, showed Magu moved some of his belongings out of the headquarters of the commission, signaling that he may not return to his position upon the conclusion of the investigation.
According to impeccable security sources, the EFCC boss instructed his aides to move his belongings from the office on Tuesday morning while he was on his way to the presidency for the second day of his grilling.
The source disclosed that the aides came to the EFCC headquarters in two vehicles to pack some of his belongings while it was gathered that the aides may come again on Wednesday to pack what remains in the office.