EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Onyxnews Nigeria reports quoting BBC Hausa.

This reliable online news platform reports that Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the President.

According to a report by BBC Hausa which quoted a reliable source within the Presidency.

Magu is said to be suspended after reports said the acting chairman of the anti graft agency had spent the night in police custody following his invitation to Aso Rock to appear before a panel investigating allegations of corruption laid against him.

Another report from The PUNCH says a source close to the probe confirmed Magu’s suspension on Tuesday.

The source said, “It is commonsensical that when an investigation of this nature is ongoing, you don’t allow the person being investigated to keep the keys of the office for which he is being investigated.

“This is because if he keeps the keys, there can be a kind of tampering with documents or evidence.

“It is not logical and it is even undemocratic to allow such to happen.”

Presidency is yet to issue an official statement on the issue as of the time of reporting.

More details to come…

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