…as suspended EFCC boss moves out belongings from official residence
Security agents on Tuesday night ransacked the private residence of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.First News gathered that security agents stormed Magu’s Karu, Abuja, residence to search for documents and further evidence of the allegations already levelled against him.
The EFCC boss is currently undergoing interrogation before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Panel sitting inside the Aso Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Magu is also said to have begun to move his belongings out of his official residence in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, earlier on Tuesday, suspended Magu, from office.
Buhari had earlier set up a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami to probe the allegations levelled against the EFCC boss.
The panel grilled Magu for hours on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja before he was taken into police custody. He was detained overnight in police cell in Abuja.
The EFCC boss’ interrogation by the Justice Ayo Salami-led seven-man Presidential Panel continued on Tuesday.
The development comes after he was arrested and detained by security operatives in Abuja.
A source privy to the investigation confirmed Magu’s suspension.
Magu’s travails began after the Attorney-General of the federation and Minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, sent a memo to the President in which he accused the EFCC boss of malfeasance.
Magu was alleged to have mishandled the recovered loot and was selling seized assets to associates.
He was also alleged to have refused to subject himself to the supervision of the office of the attorney-general
The Presidency has yet to issue a formal statement on the issue as of the time of filing this report.
The presidential panel on Tuesday, however, resumed sitting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where Magu is answering questions on seven major allegations levelled against him.
The AGF had earlier asked President Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty” allegations.