Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the BBC reports.
Magu spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja. This followed a six-hour grilling by a presidential panel. This panel was chaired by a former president of the Court of Appeal Justice Ayo Salami.
Buhari set up the panel to probe various allegations leveled against Magu. This followed some petition by some top officials. They are Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS).
He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee. They questioned him on yesterday morning. A source close to the Presidency confirmed that Magu has now been suspended pending when a decision will be taken on him. Recall that some Human Rights Lawyers had called on the President to relieved him of his duties.