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Buhari suspends Magu as acting EFCC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, it was learnt.

It would recalled that Magu was on Monday summoned by Presidential probe panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami.

The panel is investigating 22 allegations against the EFCC boss.

Multiple sources confirmed that Magu has been asked to step aside so as not to obstruct investigation.

One of the sources 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.”

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

As it was learnt, the Presidency has yet to issue a formal statement on the issue.

However, the presidential panel has, has resumed sitting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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