Breaking news: Buhari Suspends Magu, Formally Approves A Replacement

Peculiar Ajibola President Buhari has approved the suspension of Acting chairman of EFFC Ibrahim Magu. The Attroney – General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said the President, Muhammad Buhari has approved the suspension of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahami Magu Malami said this in a statement by his Spokesmen, Umar Gwandu on Friday. He had immediately appointed the EFCC head of Operations Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman. The discussion was said to be that President Muhammad Buhari has approved the urgent suspension…

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Ondo State: Chief Judge Rejects Probe Request By MHA Against Deputy Governor

The Ondo State Judiciary under the leadership of Oluwatoyin Akeredolu C.J, has rejected a request to set up a probe panel from the state’s House of Assemblyagainst the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, over allegations of gross misconduct with an intent to impeach. The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, had on Thursday written to the Chief Judge to set up a seven-man panel to investigate Mr. Alfred Ajayi, the Deputy Governor. A source in the office of the Chief Judge confirmed that the letter was rejected…

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Nothing Incriminating Was Found In Magu’s Home As He Spent The 4th Night In Detention

The embattled Magu, suspended Acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, spent another night in detention, making four consecutive nights. Mr Magu who was arrested on Monday and has been detained for interrogation since then. He is undergoing interrogation by a probe panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of corruption and insubordination. The panel is chaired by a retired appeal court judge, Ayo Salami, also has representatives of the major security agencies, police and the SSS, as members. The allegations against Mr Magu were made by the…

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EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Suspended Until Further Notice

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has today been suspended by the Presidency. Magu who was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an interagency committee investigating corruption allegations levelled against him. Magu was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee which also questioned him on Tuesday morning. A source in the Presidency has it confirmed…

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Dramatic Arrest of Magu For Allegedly “Re-Looting Recovered Funds” Revisited

Facts had emerged on how the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, was arrested by security agents on Monday. TellAfrica had reported Mr Magu’s arrest on Monday at the Wuse II office of the EFCC. Findings afterwards further reiterated that, the security agents who arrested Mr Magu took him directly to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was to appear before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insurbordination. Allegations were levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The AG had reportedly accused Mr Magu of insubordination and…

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How EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Spent The Night In Detention

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday evening was thrown into a cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Federal Capital Territory, shortly after being interrogated by an interagency panel inside Aso Rock Villa. The EFCC’s boss arrest on Monday afternoon had caused agitation especially with the large number of policemen and Department of State personnel deployed to the EFCC office to arrest him. The combined security team stormed the EFCC office at Wuse II in three trucks to…

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The Nigerian Police Service Dismiss 10 Senior Officers, Demote 8 Others For Misconduct

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday has dismissed 10 senior police officers and demoted the ranks of eight others over various cases of misconduct in the line of duty. Earlier this week, the PSC approved the promotion of 6,618 senior officers, including one Assistant Inspector General (AIG), four Commissioners and three Deputy Commissioners. The PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, said the approval was one of the highpoints of the 8th Plenary meeting of the commission that ended on Wednesday, after three weeks of deliberations. While Mr Ani in a statement…

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Journalist Barred From Witnessing Magu’s Probe In Aso Rock

The officials of the Department of State Service on Monday barred journalists from gaining access to the Conference Centre of the State House where the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes, Ibrahim Magu, was being questioned by an investigative panel. Personnel of the DSS stationed within the premises of the Conference Centre asked journalists to leave the place immediately Magu was moved in after his arrest. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that no lawyers were on the ground to defend the EFCC boss during the questioning by the panel…

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Fayose v. EFCC; Trial Stalled For Witness Absence

According to a report by PUNCH, the N2.2bn fraud trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited, was stalled on Monday over the inability of the prosecution to bring its witness to court. The prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos that a relative of the witness scheduled to come had been admitted into a COVID-19 isolation centre. Jacobs urged the judge to consequently adjourn…

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