Nigeria’s anti-corruption commission boss arrested

Our Abuja reporter│ 8 July 2020 │ 13:00

The fight against corruption in Nigeria is now taken beyond the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which happens to be the country’s corruption watchdog as its boss Mr Ibrahim Magu gets arrested.

The EFCC boss was taken away on Monday for interrogations by agents of the Department of Security Services (DSS) following several allegations levelled against him including corruption. Magu remains in custody.

The presidency has since relieved him of his duties as the head of the anti-graft agency and a replacement has been announced. Magu is said to be facing a presidential panel at the Aso Rock Villa.

In June, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) had recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari the sacking of Mr Magu on accounts of allegations that include diversion of recovered loot and insubordination.

The probe panel is believed to be set up following Malami’s 22 weighty allegations against the EFCC boss, despite his remarkable achievements.

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