Magu 'suspended' as EFCC acting chairman/ Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been suspended.

His suspension, which has not been officially announced as of the time this report was filed, comes days after the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, accused him of corruption and insurbodination.

The anti-grant craz was reportedly arrested by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and was consequently whisked before a panel probing the allegations against him.

The panel, led by a retired President of the Appeal Court, Ayo Salami, began sitting three weeks ago.

Earlier, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Femi Odekunle, claimed Magu was a victim of power play led by Malami.

The committee had however dismissed Odekunle's claim, noting his comment was not approved by it.

Magu's travails date back to 2016 when the Senate declined to confirm him as EFCC chairman over a Department of State Services (DSS) report which indicted him of corruption.

He had been operating in an acting capacity since then.