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President Of Nigeria Suspends Anti-Corruption Boss Over 22 Corruption Charges



President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered for the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

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Recall earlier that the anti-corruption boss was arrested earlier this week over some alleged corruption leveled against him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

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Magu was called before a panel for questioning on Monda, after the Minister wrote a letter to the President petitioning him to dismiss the EFCC chairman on acts of corruption, diversion of recovered fund and other offenses.

Below is a list of some of the 22 charges being investigated by the panel.

  • Declaration of N539billion as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed
  • Not respecting court order to unfreeze a N7billion judgment in favour of a former Executive Director of First Bank
  • Insubordination to the office of the AGF by not seeking his approval on some decisions
  • Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds
  • Not providing enough evidence for the extradition of ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke
  • Alleged issuance of investigative activities to some media prejudicial to some cases.
  • Alleged late action on the investigation of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) leading to legal dispute
  • 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

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com