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President Muhammad Buhari has suspended the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

This is coming a day after Mr. Magu was invited for questioning by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption.

The BBC online pidgin English platform reports that President Buhari has bowed to pressure from within his government to remove the EFCC boss.

The travails of Mister Magu began four years ago when the Senate declines confirmation of his appointment based on a ‘security report’ by the DSS.

Just last week, Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President where he requested the sack of Mr. Magu.

The AGF accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.

He was also accused of disposing of assets, especially buildings seized from corrupt politicians and others, without approval, or knowledge of the AGF’s office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.

The AGF nominated three possible replacements for the anti graft boss.

 

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