Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Moved Back To Detention As DSS Searches His House

July 8, 2020
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The suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was on Tuesday night moved back to the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau (FCID) as security operatives searches his houses in Karu and Maitama, Abuja.

It was gathered that the search was part of the investigation into the activities of the EFCC under Magu, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 9, 2015.

KanyiDaily had reported on Monday, July 6, 2029, that Magu was arrested at the EFCC office by a combined team of policemen and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Magu was “arrested” to face the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigative panel over some allegations levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a memo to President Buhari.

The memo raised by Malami has some damning allegations against Magu, who was alleged, among other allegations, of insubordination to the AGF, ‘relooting of recovered loots’ and Sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends.

The suspended EFCC Boss was also accused of corruption and money laundering based on allegations that he owns four questionable properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.

After facing the panel on Monday, the embattled Magu was detained at the Force CID at Garki, Abuja, from where he went to face the panel against on Tuesday.

A source informed that the security operative comprising of police and DSS went to the house od Magu with a search warrant and moved in to carry out the search.

Magu’s grilling in hands of the investigative panel members taking place at the State House Conference Centre, ended at about 8:30 pm on Tuesday.

The anti-graft boss was said to have been taken back to detention at the Bureau in the same manner he was driven there on Monday night.

Meanwhile, President Buhari had on Tuesday suspended Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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