EFCC Boss Magu Spent Night In Police Custody After Six Hours Interrogation


Ibrahim Magu
Embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has reportedly spent the night in police custody after six hours interrogation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This, according to Premium Times, is on the orders of a presidential panel probing alleged infractions against him.

Magu was reportedly arrested in front of the EFCC office in Abuja by security officials on Monday.

The panel, which was inaugurated about a week ago, interrogated Magu at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after he was whisked to the venue by armed operatives.

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He was taken to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he appeared before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination.

The allegations of insubordination and ‘relooting of recovered funds’ were levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

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The panel, led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd.), had about seven other members including the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Mike Ogbizi.

The panel also had representatives from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the DSS and other related agencies.

In separate statements Monday, the SSS denied arresting the anti-graft chief while the EFCC said Magu was only invited for questioning.

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Magu was reportedly not allowed to go back home because the panel ordered his detention.

The EFCC official was grilled for several hours by members of the panel in the presence of an EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo.

When the panel rose for the day, it decided to send Magu to Area 10 Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police, where he spent the night.

Premium Times reports that several options of sanctions against Magu are being weighed, pending the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He is expected to face further interrogation on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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