Police detain Magu, EFCC boss

Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been detained by the Police Force Criminal Investigations Department, (Force CID), WAR has learned.

The EFCC boss was on Monday arrested by the police over an allegation bothering on corruption and was gilled.

A source told the ICIR that the acting EFCC Chairman was interrogated for hours until late Monday evening when the panel rose from the day’s sitting.

However, to Magu’s utter surprise, rather than being let go after all the questioning, he was asked to be detained at the Force CID in Area 10, Abuja.

Magu has been under scrutiny since a memo by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to President Muhammadu Buhari surfaced last month alleging insubordination and corruption against him.

One of such allegations, according to the memo, was that the EFCC boss disclosed a total recovery of N504 billion but lodged N543 billion in the Recovery Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), amounting to N39 billion more than originally made public.

Another allegation is that that some of the recovered assets by the EFCC were sold by Magu without following due process.

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