President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Magu’s suspension comes a day after he was taken in for questioning by the Department of State Services (DSS) to face the presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami in Abuja on the various allegations leveled against the EFCC head.
After being quizzed on 22 allegations, he was whisked away at about 10.15 pm to the FCID in Abuja, sources confirmed to SYNCNEWSNG.
His escort mobile policemen and security details were stood down before he was taken into custody.
At the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCID around 10.50pm, Magu rejected an offer to take him into an office to stay the night.
He told the officers in charge to treat him like a suspect by putting him in a cell.
Magu was reportedly asked to respond to the allegations against him made by Justice Minister Abubakar Malami.
He was reportedly asked to respond to the allegations by the panel Viz:
*Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds.
*Declaration of N539billion as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed
*Insubordination to the office of the AGF by not seeking his approval on some decisions
*Not providing enough evidence for the extradition of ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke
*Alleged late action on the investigation of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) leading to legal dispute
*Not respecting court order to unfreeze an N7billion judgment in favour of a former Executive Director of First Bank
*Alleged delay in acting on two vessels seized by Nigerian Navy leading to the loss of crude
*Alleged favouring of some investigators called Magu’s Boys
*Reporting some judges to their presiding officers without deferring to the AGF
*Alleged sales of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends