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BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the acting chairman of the , .

Magu was reportedly suspended based on the ongoing probe instituted against him by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

The boss had been arrested Monday afternoon and taken to a Presidential panel set up to investigate fraudulent claims against him after he allegedly snubbed previous invitations extended to him.

A detachment of Department of State Services personnel intercepted his convoy in traffic at Wuse II and forcefully took him to a panel set up by  to probe fraud allegations against him.

Odunews.com reports that the Attorney-General of the Federation () and Minister of Justice, Mr.  (SAN), recommended that Magu be sacked.

Malami, in a memorandum to the president, anchored his recommendation on several grounds ranging from “diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct.”

The EFCC boss also reportedly documented a total recovery of N504 billion but lodged N543 billion in the Recovery Account with the Central Bank of  (CBN) which exceeded the disclosed figures by N39 billion.

Magu has remained the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency after his confirmation was twice rejected by the -led eight Senate.

More details to follow…

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