The boss of Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who has been acting Chairman albeit illegally for around 4 years, will continue the battle to clear himself of corruption allegations today.
He will continue to answer questions as he faces an investigative panel setup to look into serious allegations levelled against him for a second day running.
Despite denials that he was arrested on Monday, Magu was detained and spent the night at the police headquarters in Abuja.
The presidential panel probing him is headed by controversial retired justice and former president of the Court of appeal, Ayo Salami, who himself was fingered for corruption and suspended while in office.
The panel hearing yesterday is believed to have gone on till after 10pm after which Magu was detained.
Nigeria’s attorney-general Abubakar Malami had written to the head of the country’s junta, Muhammadu Buhari to relieve magu of his appointment and cited the following reasons:
- Discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC on recovered funds
- Leaking investigative reports to the media before going to court
- Sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends
- Shortfall of N35 billion in his declaration of recovered funds
- Insubordination to the AGF
- Not providing enough evidences for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke
- Ignoring court order to unfreeze N7 billion despite judgment in favour of a suspect