Ibrahim Magu Finally Granted Bail

He has appeared before the panel every day since July 6 and after his suspension last week, Mohammaded Umar, a director of operations at the EFCC, was named acting chairman of the commission.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, who was suspended from office last week has been released from detention.

Magu was arrested on July 6 and has been in detention since then answering questions bordering on corruption and insubordination from a presidential panel led by Justice Ayo Salami.

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The arrest came after Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation wrote a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing Magu of several acts of corruption.

The presidential probe has centred around how the Commission has managed recovered assets.

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He has appeared before the panel every day since July 6 and after his suspension last week, Mohammaded Umar, a director of operations at the EFCC, was named acting chairman of the commission.

The probe has led to the questioning of several of his top aides and directors at the Commission, some of whom are now reported to have also been suspended.

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