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EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, arrested by DSS

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has been arrested by the Department of State Service.

Mr. Ibrahim Magu who was arrested today in the afternoon at Wuse II, Abuja office of the EFCC today. He was accused of siphoning part of the money that was recovered by the Commission from looters.

It was understood that Magu’s security aide resisted DSS officials during the arrest.
However, Mr. Magu is currently being interrogated at the DSS Headquarters in Aso Drive.

This has happened just two weeks after the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) spoke to President Muhammadu Buhari about Magu’s behaviour and said that he should be removed from his position as the Acting Chairman.

It was reported. that the AGF actually listed 22 offences being committed by Magu, for which he should be relieved of his appointment.

Also, the AGF accused Mr. Magu of trying to undermine authorities in government and he also gave false figures of funds recovered by the Commission.

Mr. Magu was also accused of disposing of assets, most especially buildings taken away from corrupt politicians and other individuals, without the knowledge of the AGF office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.

Mr. Magu has acted as the EFCC chairman since the National Assembly in two occasions refused to approve his nomination to head the anti-graft agency after the president has sent his name to the National Assembly on both occasions.

The spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya, was unable to be contacted for comments on the arrest of Mr. Magu.

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