President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed the suspension of Mr Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Magu’s suspension by the President, which takes immediate effect, was announced on Friday in a statement from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
President @MBuhari approves the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman of the EFCC in order to allow the unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws, a statement from the Ministry of Justice has said.
The minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu, who signed the statement explained that the presidential directive was to allow for an unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.
He revealed that President Buhari has directed the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, to take charge and oversee the activities of the commission.
According to Gwandu, Umar will oversee EFCC’s activities pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regard.
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The presidential panel is investigating the activities of the anti-graft agency under the leadership of Magu, who has been in police detention since Monday