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EFCC Boss Magu Detained Overnight In Police Cell

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Acting Chairman of the , Magu, spent the night at a cell after he was arrested by operatives of the Department of States Security Service on Monday.

EFCC Boss Magu Detained Overnight In Police Cell
Boss Magu Detained Overnight In Police Cell

According to PUNCH, Magu was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, as his interrogation is expected to continue today.

The EFCC boss was arrested on Monday afternoon and taken to the panel 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), recommends that Magu be sacked.

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

The EFCC boss reportedly disclosed 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.

The Senate based its decision on the damning security report by the Department of State Services (DSS) which raised questions on the credibility of Magu.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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