FG Prepares Prosecution Of Suspended Ibrahim Magu

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.

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