Ibrahim Magu out of detention

Our Abuja reporter│ 15 July 2020 │ 20:00

The suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss has been released. He was arrested last week Monday and detained in a police facility in Abuja to face a presidential investigative panel.

Magu arrived at his official residence in Abuja at about 5 pm on Wednesday. The EFCC boss has been appearing before the investigative panel following allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him.

Mr Magu’s suspension was confirmed by President Buhari on July 11 pending the conclusion of the investigation. He was replaced by the EFCC’s director of operations, Muhammed Umar as the acting head of the anti-graft agency.

There has been a continues disagreements between Mr Magu and Mr Abubakar Malami, the Justice minister on anti-corruption matters giving rise to the allegations.

The news of Mr Magu’s arrest was received with shock and widely criticized across the world by corruption watchdogs. The presidency has since claimed the suspension of Mr Magu signals the government’s commitment to fighting corruption.

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